The World Conference on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI 2023) is an annual event that aims to bring together researchers, academics, and professionals, promoting the sharing and discussion of knowledge, new perspectives, experiences, and innovations in the field of eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI). This event is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, bringing together academics and scholars of different disciplines, including Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, and Social Science, to mention a few, and industry practitioners interested in the practical, social and ethical aspects of the explanation of the models emerging from the discipline of Artificial intelligence (AI).
In particular, AI has seen a significant shift in focus towards designing and developing intelligent systems that are interpretable and explainable. This is due to the complexity of the induced model from data and the legal requirement imposed by various national and international parliaments. Consequently, this has echoed both in the research literature and in the press, attracting scholars from around the world and a lay audience. In particular, xAI can help solve some of the problems of AI, as highlighted in the Regulation of the European Parliament and The Council (AI ACT), laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence and amending certain union legislative acts.
Initially devoted to designing post-hoc methods for explainability, XAI is rapidly expanding its boundaries to neuro-symbolic methods for producing self-interpretable models. Research has also shifted the focus on the structure of explanations, and human-centred Artificial Intelligence since the ultimate users of interactive technologies are us, the humans.