At the core of the cascading scandals around AI in 2018 are questions of accountability: who is responsible when AI systems harm us? How do we understand these harms, and how do we remedy them? Where are the points of intervention, and what additional research and regulation is needed to ensure those interventions are effective? Building on our 2016 and 2017 reports, the AI Now 2018 Report contends with this central problem, and provides 10 practical recommendations that can help create accountability frameworks capable of governing these powerful technologies.

Cite as: Crawford, Kate, Roel Dobbe, Genevieve Fried, Elizabeth Kaziunas, Amba Kak, Varoon Mathur, Rashida Richardson, Jason Schultz, Oscar Schwartz, Sarah Myers West, and Meredith Whittaker. AI Now 2018 Report. New York: AI Now Institute, 2018.