Chapter 9 Acknowledgements

Writing this book was (and still is) a lot of fun. But it’s also a lot of work and I am very happy about the support I received:

A special thanks goes to Verena Haunschmid for contributing the section about LIME explanations for images. She works in data science and I recommend following her on Twitter: @ExpectAPatronum. I also want to thank all the early readers who contributed smaller fixes on github!

Further, I want to thank everyone involved in creating illustrations: The cover was designed by my friend @ArbeitAmText. The graphics in the Shapley Value chapter were made by Abi Aryan, using icons made by Freepik from Flaticon. The awesome images in the chapter about the future of interpretability are designed by @TopeconHeroes. Verena Haunschmid created the graphic in the RuleFit chapter.

I am grateful for the funding of my research on interpretable machine learning by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts in the framework of the Centre Digitisation.Bavaria (ZD.B).