Challenges for TransparencyDownload PDF

17 Jun 2017, 11:46 (modified: 03 Jul 2017, 19:56)ICML 2017 WHI SubmissionReaders: Everyone
Keywords: Transparency, interpretability, privacy, multi-agent, economics, fairness, trust
TL;DR: We discuss various challenges for transparency, including settings where it may cause harm. [First revision after reviewers' many helpful comments]
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.
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