Challenges for Transparency

Adrian Weller

Jun 17, 2017 (modified: Jul 03, 2017) ICML 2017 WHI Submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: Transparency is often deemed critical to enable effective real-world deployment of intelligent systems. Yet the motivations for and benefits of different types of transparency can vary significantly depending on context, and objective measurement criteria are difficult to identify. We provide a brief survey, suggesting challenges and related concerns. We highlight and review settings where transparency may cause harm, discussing connections across privacy, multi-agent game theory, economics, fairness and trust.
  • TL;DR: We discuss various challenges for transparency, including settings where it may cause harm. [First revision after reviewers' many helpful comments]
  • Keywords: Transparency, interpretability, privacy, multi-agent, economics, fairness, trust