Explainable AI Workshop — A Unified Framework for Model Explanation

2 min readDec 17, 2020


With Ian Covert from University of Washington

Explainable AI is becoming increasingly important, but the field is evolving rapidly and requires better organizing principles to remain manageable for researchers and practitioners.

In this talk, Ian will discuss a new paper that unifies a large portion of the literature using a simple idea: simulating feature removal. The new class of “removal-based explanations” describes 20+ existing methods (e.g., LIME, SHAP) and reveals underlying links with psychology, game theory and information theory.

Practical examples will be presented and available on the Qu.Academy site

Explaining by Removing: A Unified Framework for Model Explanation
Ian Covert, Scott Lundberg, Su-In Lee

The full video of the discussion is here:

Podcast from the event

Slides, demos, and videos at

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