Akil Benjamin

What’s in the Black Box?

Can you make an algorithm explainable without making it explainable?

In this PechaKucha talk I will take the audience through our process in answering this question with our fictional prototype MoodJar.

I will share:

  • Our methods
  • Our insights
  • Our challenges
  • Our outcomes

… and I will close my talk by sharing our tips on how you could embark on a journey of AI explainability for yourselves.


Akil Benjamin is a biologist turned design thinker. Leading the research team at Comuzi, a design invention studio, Akil works with innovators to produce new, digital products services and experiences. Taking on a role which explores how individuals and communities experience the world around them, Akil specialises in crafting positive human experiences.

Having the privilege of working with groups and organisations such as the G20, BBC, M&C Saatchi, ASOS, Uber, and EY, Akil has the ambition to continue working with larger organisations to provoke the right people within them to look at problems in a new light, affecting change at a greater scale.