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Finale Doshi-Velez

Faculty Associate

Finale Doshi-Velez is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Her core work focuses on developing novel machine learning techniques to identify what treatments will work best for what patients.

She is also very interested in how to regulate AI systems to both ensure accountability and incentivize their use in situations where they have promise for social good.

Projects & Tools

AI: Transparency and Explainability

There are many ways to hold AI systems accountable. We focus on issues related to obtaining human-intelligible and human-actionable information. More


Nov 27, 2017

Accountability of AI Under the Law: The Role of Explanation

The paper reviews current societal, moral, and legal norms around explanations, and then focuses on the different contexts under which an explanation is currently required under… More


Jun 12, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Society

A broad overview of the technical, economic, political, and social landscapes of AI, including its positive and negative impacts More

Mar 20, 2018

AI is more powerful than ever. How do we hold it accountable?

Trying to understand advanced AI is like trying to understand the inner workings of another person’s mind. More


Harvard Magazine

Ethics and the dawn of decision-making machines

Even a thoughtfully designed algorithm must make decisions based on inputs from a flawed, imperfect, unpredictable, idiosyncratic real world

Dec 17, 2018