White paper published on machine learning and artificial intelligence

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The German SAI and other European partner SAIs published a white paper on auditing machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).

In a joint effort with the SAIs of Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom, we issued the first international white paper on auditing ML and AI algorithms in the public sector.

The white paper serves as a working tool for public sector auditors. The white paper reflects lessons learned from auditing conventional software development projects and IT systems. It also builds on pilot projects/audits and scientific research results. The white paper is complemented by an audit catalogue with guidelines, suggestions for risk-based audit work and an audit helper tool. The audit helper tool provides a template for developing customised questionnaires that are readily adaptable to the individual audit environment.