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Past Seminars 2024

Wednesday 6 March

Trust, Explaination and AI 

Sam Baron (Philosophy, University of Melbourne)


The use of AI systems for decision-making is widespread. Many of these systems are opaque: no one understands how they work. This has led to a call for explainable AI. One of the reasons cited in favour of explainability is trust: explainability is thought to be necessary for trust in AI. I argue against this claim: for a range of different types of trust, either explanation is not necessary or, if it is, the type of trust that calls for explainability is not appropriate for AI.

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