AI’s Legal and Ethical Implications with Sandra Wachter

800 800 The TWIML AI Podcast (formerly This Week in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence)

About This Episode

Today we’re joined by Sandra Wacther, an associate professor and senior research fellow at the University of Oxford.

Sandra’s work lies at the intersection of law and AI, focused on what she likes to call “algorithmic accountability”. In our conversation, we explore algorithmic accountability in three segments, explainability/transparency, data protection, and bias, fairness, and discrimination. We discuss how the thinking around black boxes changes when discussing applying regulation and law, as well as a breakdown of counterfactual explanations and how they’re created. We also explore why factors like the lack of oversight lead to poor self-regulation and the conditional demographic disparity test that she helped develop to test bias in models, which was recently adopted by Amazon.

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