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Explainable AI Explained

May 2022 Podcast
Violet Turri

Violet Turri discusses explainable AI, which encompasses all the techniques that make the decision-making processes of AI systems understandable to humans.

“If you have people who are developing the system make use of explainability, they can make sure that the system is a high-quality system, and that it works as intended.”

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

As the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has matured, increasingly complex opaque models have been developed and deployed to solve hard problems. Unlike many predecessor models, these models, by the nature of their architecture, are harder to understand and oversee. When such models fail or do not behave as expected or hoped, it can be hard for developers and end-users to pinpoint why or determine methods for addressing the problem. Explainable AI (XAI) meets the emerging demands of AI engineering by providing insight into the inner workings of these opaque models. In this SEI Podcast, Violet Turri and Rachel Dzombak discusses explainable AI, which encompasses all the techniques that make the decision-making processes of AI systems understandable to humans.