Linda van de Fliert: Public procurement conditions for trustworthy AI and algorithmic systems
2/06/2021 – 10:36
Governments increasingly use AI and algorithmic systems. The City of Amsterdam for example uses algorithmic systems in some of their primary city tasks, like parking control and acting on notifications from citizens.
In the last couple of years, many guidelines and frameworks have been published on algorithmic accountability. A notable example is the Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI by the High-Level Expert Group on AI advising the European Commission, but there are many others. What all these frameworks have in common is that they name transparency as a key principle of trustworthy AI and algorithmic systems. But what does that mean, in practice? We can talk about the concept of transparency, but how can it actually be operationalized?