Transparent AI : explainability of deep learning based load disaggregation

Murray, David and Stankovic, Lina and Stankovic, Vladimir (2021) Transparent AI : explainability of deep learning based load disaggregation. In: The 1st ACM SIGEnergy Workshop of Fair, Accountable, Transparent, and Ethical AI for Smart Environments and Energy Systems, 2021-11-17 - 2021-11-18. (

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The paper focuses on explaining the outputs of deep-learning based non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM). Explainability of NILM networks is needed for a range of stakeholders: (i) technology developers to understand why a model is under/over predicting energy usage, missing appliances or false positives, (ii) businesses offering energy advice based on NILM as part of a broader energy home management recommender system, and (iii) end-users who need to understand the outcomes of the NILM inference.


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