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Why IT Leaders Need to Pay More Attention to Explainable AI

By Swapnil Mishra - September 22, 2022 4 Mins Read


Explainable AI enables IT leaders to query, comprehend, and assess model accuracy and maintain transparency in AI-powered decision-making, particularly for data scientists and ML engineers.

There seems to be no limit to the heights that enterprises can achieve in the next few years, thanks to digital transformation. Artificial intelligence is one of the significant technologies assisting businesses in reaching these new heights. The issue of trust, however, has persisted despite AI’s development and wide range of applications. Humans still do not fully trust AI. At best, it is the subject of close examination, and there is still a long way to go before the human-AI synergy that data science and AI professionals envision will be realized.

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The complexity of AI is one of the underlying causes of this jumbled reality. The other is the covert method of problem-solving and decision-making adopted by many AI-driven projects. Explainable AI (also known as XAI) models have attracted the attention of various industry leaders aiming to increase trust and confidence in AI in order to address this problem.

Explainable AI enables IT leaders to query, comprehend, and assess model accuracy and maintain transparency in AI-powered decision-making, particularly for data scientists and ML engineers.

Why companies are getting on the explainable AI train

The requirement for technology businesses to provide explainable AI—a feature that allows users to track decisions back through the decision-making process—increases as AI usage grows. They would essentially be able to comprehend the reasoning behind a particular forecast or conclusion, the critical considerations that went into it, and the degree of confidence the model has in it.

Given that the explainable AI market is expected to expand fast globally, it is clear that more businesses are currently hopping on the explainable AI bandwagon. The new legislation requiring certain companies to disclose more transparency about the model projections may be directly tied to this development. Building confidence in AI models is essential for the development of explainable AI.

Another growing trend in explainable AI is the use of SHAP (SHapley Additive exPlanations) values — which is a game theoretic approach to explaining the outcome of ML models.

A growing marketplace with tough problems to solve

With a growing number of firms creating MLops solutions, there is no shortage of startups in the AI and MLops field. The transition from prototype to production is the most dangerous one to make in the realm of AI development. This in no way implies, however, that established businesses and startups aren’t succeeding in catching the wave of AI innovation. Data scientists and engineers may deploy ML models continuously and automate the process utilizing explainable AI’s platform, which reduces the lifespan of the model buildup by eliminating the underlying labor.

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The business value of Explainable AI

Business executives can benefit strategically from explainable AI. Explainability may hasten the adoption of AI, enable accountability, offer strategic insights, and guarantee compliance and ethics. Explainability boosts the adoption of AI systems within the enterprise, giving it a competitive edge, as it helps stakeholders gain trust and confidence in the ML. Explainability gives organizational executives the confidence to accept responsibility for the AI systems in their company since it helps them comprehend the behavior and the threats of the systems. This encourages more executive support and buy-in for AI projects. The organization will be better positioned to encourage innovation, transform, and create next-generation capabilities with the backing of key stakeholders and executives for AI.

Explainable AI a required element of an organization’s AI principles

Explainable AI must be included in every organization’s AI principles and be a major factor in their AI strategy because explainability is such a crucial necessity. Explainability must be planned from the beginning and integrated throughout the full ML lifespan; it cannot be an afterthought. It may be required to implement a formal system to match a company’s ethical beliefs, guiding principles, and risk tolerance with its AI design and development. It is important to ensure that business managers understand the risks and the limitations of unexplained models and are able to take accountability for the risks.

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Swapnil Mishra

Swapnil Mishra is a Business News Reporter with over six years of experience in journalism and mass communication. With an impressive track record in the industry, Swapnil has worked with different media outlets and has developed technical expertise in drafting content strategies, executive leadership, business strategy, industry insights, best practices, and thought leadership. Swapnil is a journalism graduate who has a keen eye for editorial detail and a strong sense of language skills. She brings her extensive knowledge of the industry to every article she writes, ensuring that her readers receive the most up-to-date and informative news possible. Swapnil's writing style is clear, concise, and engaging, making her articles accessible to readers of all levels of expertise. Her technical expertise, coupled with her eye for detail, ensures that she produces high-quality content that meets the needs of her readers. She calls herself a plant mom and wants to have her own jungle someday.

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