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Machine-learning decision making in question as law begins adoption

A series of announcements from law firms embracing AI-augmented systems has raised questions about accountability and adoption, spurred in part by the mysterious nature of machine-learning operations. With the EU law considering a law that requires companies to provide explanations for their machine’s autonomous decisions, AI developers are entering unknown territory. There’s a distinct irony in an AI-assisted lawyer being undone by a law designed to hold it accountable, but what the EU is debating is a means of examining the decision-making process used by these neural networks. However, the complexities of these systems make such a requirement potentially impossible to meet, as the machine-learning functions have essentially programmed themselves without human intervention. Of course, the developers begin with a…

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