Machine learning and law

Alex Reinhart – Updated January 10, 2022 notebooks ·

The increasing use of machine learning in business opens up interesting legal questions. If your ML system makes errors that harm a customer, are you legally liable? Could you be negligent if you deploy an ML system that’s not thoroughly checked, even though the decisions that cause harm are made by a computer and not a human? Who is responsible for the actions of an inscrutable ML system when the unintended consequences of design decisions cannot be easily foreseen?

See also Interpretable and explainable models, Algorithmic fairness, The many-hands problem.