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Human-like machines: Transparency and comprehensibility

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 November 2017

Piotr M. Patrzyk
Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, Quartier UNIL-Dorigny, Internef, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Daniela Link
Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, Quartier UNIL-Dorigny, Internef, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Julian N. Marewski
Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, Quartier UNIL-Dorigny, Internef, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.


Artificial intelligence algorithms seek inspiration from human cognitive systems in areas where humans outperform machines. But on what level should algorithms try to approximate human cognition? We argue that human-like machines should be designed to make decisions in transparent and comprehensible ways, which can be achieved by accurately mirroring human cognitive processes.

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