This Major Project addresses a number of legal and ethical issues raised by reliance upon deep neural networks and cognate technologies as decision-making tools in many aspects of society. It aims to foster a community of interest in these and related issues locally, nationally and globally.
The technical means of redress that will be examined draw upon and test recent developments in explainable machine learning. The project will investigate how the explainable outputs of DNNs could be utilised by domain experts so as to improve final outcomes. The project also examines the possibility of ‘justice audits’ being conducted upon the outcomes of any surveillance-cum-recognition network and of any automated decision process.