AI, algorithmic and automation
incident and controversy repository

"Share your inner unicorn" artwork by Chris Walter. The installation invites visitors to share their thoughts, which then are visualised by a machine. The world of thought is measured at three points by means of electroencephalography. The underlying algorithm creates a variable from various input variables that describes the mental state of our relaxation. This variable is transmitted from the headband via Bluetooth to the actual drawing machine, raising the question how we will communicate with machines in the future.

An independent, free, open repository of incidents and controversies driven by and relating to AI, algorithms and automation for researchers, NGOs, policy makers, and corporations

Project start: June 2019
Status: In progress

Little objective, clear, structured information and data exists in the public domain on the limitations, consequences and risks – direct and indirect - of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and automation.

An independent, free, open resource that is the most comprehensive, detailed, and up-to-date resource of its kind, the AI, algorithmic and automation incident and controversy (AIAAIC) repository details 700+ incidents and controversies from 6,000+ reports since 2012.


The repository is used by researchers, NGOs, policy makers, and corporations to:


  • Conduct qualitative or quantitative research

  • Inform and support analysis and commentary

  • Develop case studies

  • Devise training and education programmes

  • Develop risk and reputation management frameworks, methodologies, applications, and other tools.

The AIAAIC repository can be used to answer questions such as:


  • What are the top risks of AI, algorithms and automation?

  • Which AI, algorithmic and automation technologies are most likely to result in incidents or controversies?

  • Which industries and countries are most exposed to AI incidents and controversies?

  • What are the principal triggers that turn an AI-driven or AI-related problem or issue into a public incident or controversy?

  • Which incidents and controversies result from inadequate, poor or misleading AI transparency?

Examples of how the AIAAIC repository is used

Terms of use

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When doing so, ensure you attribute 'AIAAIC' and provide a clear, prominent link back to this page: http://aiaaic.org

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