We might be afraid of black-box algorithms

Carissa Veliz, Milo Phillips-Brown, Carina Prunkl, Ted Lechterman

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Fears of black-box algorithms are multiplying. Black-box algorithms are said to prevent accountability, make it harder to detect bias and so on. Some fears concern the epistemology of black-box algorithms in medicine and the ethical implications of that epistemology. In ‘Who is afraid of black box algorithms? On the epistemological and ethical basis of trust in medical AI,’ Juan Durán and Karin Jongsma seek to allay such fears. While we find some of their arguments compelling, we still see reasons for fear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-40
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number5
Early online date29 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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