Michael Lang is a lawyer and a master’s student at McGill. His research focuses on the ways that technology is changing healthcare, with a particular focus on mobile health applications, artificial intelligence, and professional responsibility. Michael is broadly interested in the ways that technology affect the relationship between physicians and their patients, how the law understands personhood, and how humans interact with the natural environment.
Justice as Explanation : the right to reasons in algorithmic decision making
Decisions that were once principally made by humans are now increasingly being made by algorithms. Public and private decision makers alike might draw on machine learning systems or other artificially intelligent applications to complement or replace human judgment. These kinds of algorithms often have an ‘unexplainable’ architecture: it is usually impossible to review the reasons […]