About the AIAAIC Repository

An independent, open, public interest resource that is the most comprehensive, detailed, and up-to-date resource of its kind, the AIAAIC Repository details 850+ incidents and controversies driven by and relating to AI, algorithms, and automation.


Started in June 2019 as a project to better understand the reputational and other risks of these important technologies, the repository helps researchers, academics, advocates, policymakers and industry experts across the world get a better handle on how to design, develop, deploy, and regulate them.


The AIAAIC Repository is available as a Google Sheet and is being added to this website.

What the AIAAIC Repository can be used for

The AIAAIC Repository can be used to:

  • Conduct qualitative or quantitative research

  • Inform and support analysis and commentary

  • Inform policy

  • Develop case studies

  • Devise training and education programmes

  • Develop frameworks, methodologies, applications, and other products, services, and tools.


The repository helps answer the following kinds of questions:


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

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

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

  • What forms do AI, algorithmic and automation incidents take?

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

  • Which kinds of incidents and controversies result from inadequate, poor, inaccurate or misleading AI transparency and openness?

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Who uses the AIAAIC Repository

The AIAAIC Repository is used by researchers, academics, advocates, policymakers and industry experts, at universities, business schools, NGOs, think tanks and businesses across the world, including:

Access Now | Ada Lovelace Institute | ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin | Algorithmic Justice League | Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute | Arm | Boston University School of Law | Code4Thought | Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) | Consumer Reports | Data & Society | Debevoise & Plimpton | Digital Life Initiative, Cornell Tech | Edinburgh Futures Institute, University of Edinburgh | EDM Council | Electronic Privacy Information Center | ESHCC, Erasmus University | ESSB, Erasmus University | etami | Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University | George Washington University Law School | GobLab, Adolfo Ibáñez University | GroupM/WPP | Hertie School | Hogan Lovells | Holistic AI | Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg | ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon | | IEEE | IMD Business School | Joint Research Centre, European Commission | Law School, University of St Gallen | Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge | LTH Faculty of Engineering, Lund University | Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg | iNOVA Media Lab, Universidade Nova de Lisboa | JET Table, London School of Economics and Political Science | Luminate | Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University | Mozilla Foundation | Muma College of Business, University of South Florida | OECD AI Policy Observatory | OpenEthics | Oxford Internet Institute | Partnership on AI | Penn Medicine | Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo | RedTail | Responsible AI Institute | Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University | SciencesPo | SMART Laboratory, Sorbonne University | Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University | Tallin University of Technology | Tampere University | Technische Universität München | The Alan Turing Institute | Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney | Technische Universität Berlin | Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | University of Turku | University of Washington

Further information

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