AIAAIC Repository governance
Additions to the AIAAIC Repository are considered and processed using a six-step process.
Detect. The detection of an incident or controversy. The following technologies are excluded:
Assess. A variety of predominantly qualitative criteria are used to determine whether an incident report should be listed in the AIAAIC Repository. Not all these criteria (eg. volume) need to be satisfied for an incident report to qualify.
Relevance. Entries must be ‘driven by’ or ‘relating to’ AI, algorithms, and automation. See definitions.
Impact(s). Entries to the repository should have resulted in – or be seen to have resulted in – clear harm (see definitions) to a) individuals/end users, society, and/or the environment (ie. external impacts), and/or b) to the governance and technological system of those operating, commissioning, or developing it in the form of strategic/reputational, operational, financial, and legal harms (ie. internal impacts). Equally, the potential impact(s)/harm(s) of a system may have been highlighted by a third-party or by an employee or whistleblower, in which case the report is listed under ‘Issue’.
Credibility. An incident should have been covered by the mainstream media (international, national, business, science, technology, etc) as opposed to running solely on social media, unless the individual(s) or organisation(s) involved in social media-based discussions are known to be credible and trustworthy.
Volume. The more an incident or issue is covered by the media, the more likely it is to be included in the AIAAIC Repository. However, this need not always be the case: an incident may have been widely covered but have little substance; equally, an incident may draw little attention but have a significant impact on the system under scrutiny.
Classify. The classification of the entry in line with AIAAIC's Classifications and Definitions.
Summarise. A short, written summary (example) of the entry.
Approve. The assessment of the entry for accuracy, fairness, and balance, and its approval by the Managing editor.
Publish. The publication of the entry on the AIAAIC Repository website and Google sheet.
Last updated: June 13, 2023