Fixing the Program My Computer Learned: Barriers for End Users, Barriers for the Machine

Abstract

The results of a machine learning from user behavior can be thought of as a program, and like all programs, it may need to be debugged. Providing ways for the user to debug it matters, because without the ability to fix errors users may find that the learned program's errors are too damaging for them to be able to trust such programs. We present a new approach to enable end users to debug a learned program. We then use an early prototype of our new approach to conduct a formative study to determine where and when debugging issues arise, both in general and also separately for males and females. The results suggest opportunities to make machine-learned programs more effective tools.

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@inproceedings{Kulesza2008FixingTP, title={Fixing the Program My Computer Learned: Barriers for End Users, Barriers for the Machine}, author={Todd Kulesza and Weng-Keen Wong and Simone Stumpf and Stephen Perona and Rachel White and Margaret M. Burnett and Ian Oberst and Andrew Jensen Ko}, year={2008} }