# What Can I Do Now? Guiding Users in a World of Automated Decisions

@article{Gall2017WhatCI, title={What Can I Do Now? Guiding Users in a World of Automated Decisions}, author={Matthias Gall{\'e}}, journal={arXiv: Machine Learning}, year={2017} }

More and more processes governing our lives use in some part an automatic decision step, where -- based on a feature vector derived from an applicant -- an algorithm has the decision power over the final outcome. Here we present a simple idea which gives some of the power back to the applicant by providing her with alternatives which would make the decision algorithm decide differently. It is based on a formalization reminiscent of methods used for evasion attacks, and consists in enumerating…

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