AIAAIC (standing for 'AI, Algorithmic, and Automation Incidents and Controversies') is an independent, non-partisan, public interest initiative founded on the belief that AI, algorithms, and automation, and the organisations and individuals involved in their design, development, and deployment, must be transparent and honest about their aims and how they go about pursuing them.
What we believe
AIAAIC believes that everyone should know when they are using or being assessed, nudged, instructed or coerced by an AI, algorithmic, or automation system, understand what the system is trying to achieve and how it works, appreciate its impact, and be able to make informed decisions based on clear, concise, accurate, accessible, and timely information.
AIAAIC's mission is to make AI, algorithms, and automation transparent and open.
Manifesto for real AI transparency and openness
Read AIAAIC's manifesto to understand why real AI, algorithmic and automation transparency and openness is needed, and what it should look like.
Who we are
AIAAIC was founded in 2019 by Charlie Pownall. Long fascinated by technology and its impact on business and society, Charlie is an active proponent of strong digital rights and transparent, open, and accountable technology.
An RSA Fellow, he is a member of the European Commission’s European AI Alliance and digital rights advocacy organisation the Open Rights Group.
In former lives, Charlie was an EU official, speechwriter, journalist, communications advisor, and reputation risk consultant.
What we do
AIAAIC is looking to make AI, algorithms, and automation more transparent and open by:
Examining the risks, harms and opacity of AI, algorithmic and automation systems, and their governance
In due course, making the case to opinion-formers, businesses, and policymakers.
How we are funded
AIAAIC is fully committed to being independent, objective, and free of conflicts of interest.
Accordingly, we are privately funded, and do not accept corporate donations.