08 Nov Google Warns Against the Dangers of Exposing its Algorithm
Replying to an inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Google said that revealing how its algorithm works can give rise to a number of privacy concerns and increase the risk of hacking.
Some tech publications noted that Google was quick to downplay the “black box” nature of its heavily-guarded algorithm. The company argued that there are many ways in which transparency can be implemented, saying that the algorithmic model can instead be selectively tested, or the committee can be given a visual indication of key metrics to show how the model works without divulging its full complexity.
Google also pointed out that data protection laws allow some companies to keep trade secrets, and compelling them to completely disclose their algorithm would only serve to stifle innovation.
Source: The Register