AI & algorithmic controversy database
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This database collects information about notable recent AI/algorithmic-driven controversies. It is a work in progress.
bit.ly/AIcontroversy | #AIcontroversy
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Fair, accurate and supportable contributions in English are welcome. If you contribute, you may find it useful to draw on the taxonomy below.
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You are welcome to copy, use, share and remix the contents of this database, provided you attribute 'Charlie Pownall/CPC & Associates'.
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Questions, comments and suggestions: cp@charliepownall.com
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Date
Incident/controversy description
IndustryCountry
Programme/project objective
AI application(s)
Incident/controversy trigger
Controversy nature
Impact on originator/contractorNotes
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OperationalFinancial
Legal/regulatory
Reputational
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Year
Headline description of controversy
Banking/financial services
Controversy origin
Increase productivity
Automation/robotics
Data breach/leakBias/discriminationAI programme reviewLoss of revenue
Regulatory investigation
Loss of esteem, credibility, trust
Links to useful analysis etc
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Business services
Increase speed to market
Behavioural analysis
WhistleblowerAccuracy/reliabilityAI programme updateLoss of marginLitigation
Employee complaint/petition
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ChemicalsImprove qualityComputer vision
Academic research paper/study/report
Safety
AI programme suspension, termination
Loss of market share
Employee strike
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ConstructionImprove customer service
Deepfake - video, audio, image, text
NGO research study/reportSecurity
AI programme termination
Share price loss
Employee loss/churn
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Consumer goods
Increase visibilityDeep learningNGO regulatory complaintPrivacy
AI governance review/update
Liability lossInability to recruit
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Energy/natural resources
Increase salesFacial recognitionParliamentary enquiry/reportSurveillance
Third-party investigation/audit
Customer/public boycott
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GamblingCut costsImage analysisLawsuit filing/litigationEmployment
Supplier contract review/termination
CEO/senior leadership termination
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Govt Improve insightsMachine vision
Product release/demonstration
EnvironmentalPolitical backlash
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Healthcare/pharma
Strengthen control
Location recognition
Patent applicationSocial
Parliamentary enquiry
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Travel/hospitality
DefraudLogo recognitionSEC/regulatory filingPoliticalNeutral
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TransportConfuse
Pattern recognition
Investor presentationLegalPositive
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ManufacturingDamage reputation
Speech/voice recognition
Mainstream media investigation/coverage
Ethical
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Media/entertainment/arts
NLP/text analysis
Industry media investigation/coverage
Strategic/governance
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Professional services
Data mining
Online media investigation/coverage
Reputational
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Retail
Customer/user complaint/backlash
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Technology
General public complaint/backlash
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TelecomsEmployee backlash
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UtilitiesInvestor backlash
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Student backlash
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