What should I do and why?

by Joris Hulstijn and Leon Van der Torre


There is a lot of interest in explainable AI [2, 11]. When a system takes decisions that affect people, they can demand an explanation of how the decision was derived, or a justification of why the decision is justified. Note that explanation and justification are related, but not the same [1]. The need for explanation or justification is more pressing, when the system makes legal decisions [3], or when the decision is based on social or ethical norms [5]. Requests for explanation and justification are typically made in a dialogue setting [5].

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   author = {Hulstijn, J.  and van der Torre, L.},
   title = {What should I do and why?},
   booktitle = {Proceedings of The 16th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2023)},
   editor = {Peterson, C.},
   publisher = {College Publications},
   address = {Trois Rivieres, Canada},
   pages = {335-336},
   year = {2023}