IBM Takes Major Step in Breaking Open the Black Box of AI

Beth Smith

Beth Smith

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today introduced technology that gives businesses new transparency into AI, enabling them to more fully harness its power.

The software service, which automatically detects bias and explains how AI makes decisions – as the decisions are being made – runs on the IBM Cloud, and helps organizations manage AI systems from a wide variety of industry players. IBM Services will also work with businesses to help them harness the new software service.

In addition, IBM Research will release into the open source community an AI bias detection and mitigation toolkit, bringing forward tools and education to encourage global collaboration around addressing bias in AI.

"IBM led the industry in establishing Trust and Transparency principles for the development of new AI technologies," said Beth Smith [pictured], General Manager of Watson AI at IBM. "It's time to translate principles into practice. We are giving new transparency and control to the businesses who use AI and face the most potential risk from any flawed decision making." More...