European Union Regulations on Algorithmic Decision-Making and a "Right to Explanation"

  title={European Union Regulations on Algorithmic Decision-Making and a "Right to Explanation"},
  author={Bryce Goodman and Seth Flaxman},
  journal={AI Magazine},
We summarize the potential impact that the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation will have on the routine use of machine learning algorithms. Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, it will restrict automated individual decision-making (that is, algorithms that make decisions based on user-level predictors) which “significantly affect” users. The law will also create a “right to explanation,” whereby a user can ask for an explanation of an algorithmic decision that… CONTINUE READING
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