Interpretability & ICML 2017 best paper

Interpretability is becoming more and more important. The ICML 2017 committee has acknowledged this by awarding the best paper award to Understanding Black-box Predictions via Influence Functions by Koh & Liang. It develops tools that allow us to scale up influence functions, a classic technique from statistics to modern ML settings in order to understand black-box predictions. For anyone who wants to read more, here is a great overview of ideas on interpreting ML by O'Reilly.


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