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The Alan Turing Institute, 15 November 2017


As algorithmic systems become more complex, in many domains it is essential that we ensure interpretability — the ability of humans to understand how the systems are working. This half-day workshop at the Alan Turing Institute on 15 November will survey some of the recent technical work in the field of interpretability. We will also hear perspectives from industry about what is needed in the real world, and will discuss priorities for future research.

  • Adrian Weller , University of Cambridge, Alan Turing Institute and Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI)
  • Tameem Adel, University of Cambridge and Leverhulme CFI
Speakers/panelists from academia and industry include

Tentative schedule 

9:00 10:30 Session 1: Technical aspects of interpretability
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 12:30 Session 2: Interpretability in the real world


9:00-10:30  Session 1: Technical perspectives on interpretability

Opening remarks

Tameem Adel “Visualizing deep neural network decisions”

Brooks Paige “Semi-interpretable probabilistic models”

Vaishak Belle

11:00-12:30  Session 2: Interpretability in the real world

John Murray

Ray Eitel-Porter

Brent Mittelstadt on the GDPR



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