What is Transparency in AI?

What does it mean for a machine learning algorithm to be “transparent”?

Catherine Yeo
Fair Bytes
Published in
3 min readMay 20, 2020

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When looking at fair and ethical algorithms, transparency is a key concept often brought up in discussion. But what exactly does it mean for a machine learning algorithm to be “transparent”?

Like “fairness” and “privacy”, it sounds important and useful, but the concept of…

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Catherine Yeo
Fair Bytes

Harvard | Book Author | AI/ML writing in @fairbytes @towardsdatascience | More at catherinehyeo.com