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Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire) – “AI Intelligibility & Rights to Explanation” (Open Language and Knowledge for Citizens project seminar)
6 July 2020, 3:00 PM–5:00 PM BST
The University of Lorraine Philosophy Department, in cooperation with Archives Henri Poincaré (Philosophie et Recherches sur les Sciences et les Technologies) and LORIA (Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications), is hosting a seminar via Zoom by Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire):
University of Hertfordshire
AI Intelligibility & Rights to Explanation
Monday July 6, 2020
4 PM Nancy/France time,
3 PM Hertfordshire/UK time
The right to an explanation of automated decisions is typically described in terms of ‘providing transparency’. This is thought to render AI intelligible by disclosing the algorithms and machine learning ‘responsible for’ its output. I argue against this way of framing the very question of explainable AI before providing an alternative.
Constantine Sandis is a philosopher working on philosophy of action, moral psychology, David Hume, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He published among others A Companion to the Philosophy of Action (with Timothy O’Connor, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), The Things We Do and Why We Do Them (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Philosophy of Action: An Anthology (with Jonathan Dancy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), and Character and Causation: Hume’s Philosophy of Action, Routledge, 2019. He will soon publish his first book in French, Raisons et responsabilité: Essais de philosophie de l’action (Ithaque, 2020).