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Wrote a piece for the launch of the Netherlands AI Alliance which was launched today. It us up on their website. Find it here. From the piece:

If we accept that the explanations for modern AI algorithms will remain opaque to us, then the question is how to use these algorithms in a responsible manner. Starting from here, we can see that there is a lot more that we don’t know about AI than the reasons for its decisions. With commercial AI (and machines powered by AI) we are often in the dark regarding its: training data, function, inputs, outputs, and boundaries. While it is unnecessary to require that we know all of this about any particular algorithm or machine – it is important that we at least know that we don’t know. And by ‘we’ I mean not only the company making the machines or algorithms, but the people who are legislating, using, and are subject to them.