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Why black box machine learning should be avoided for high-stakes decisions, in brief

Black box machine learning models can be dangerous for high-stakes decisions. They rely on untrustworthy databases, and their predictions are difficult to troubleshoot, explain and error check for real-time predictions. Their use leads to serious ethics and accountability issues.

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Rudin, C. Why black box machine learning should be avoided for high-stakes decisions, in brief. Nat Rev Methods Primers 2, 81 (2022).

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