18 December 2019
Vol 4, Issue 37

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ONLINE COVER Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI). Recent successes in machine learning have lead to new AI applications that offer important benefits. However, many of these systems are not able to explain their autonomous decisions and actions to humans, a critical ability in areas such as defense, medicine, and finance. Edmonds et al. used a robotic system that could learn to open bottles with various safety mechanisms. The robot then demonstrated this ability to people with various explanations, and the authors noted which explanations best fostered trust. Li et al. developed an interpretable, safe approach to reinforcement learning that was then applied to robots cooking and serving hot dogs. [CREDIT: IMAGINIMA/ISTOCK.COM]