Incident 219: Poachers Evaded AI Cameras and Killed Four Rhinos

Description: AI cameras installed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife failed to detect poachers when four dehorned rhino carcasses were found.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, which harmed rhinos in conservation.

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Poachers evade KZN park’s high-tech security and kill four rhinos for their horns · 2020

Durban - THE artificial intelligence (AI) cameras installed in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park failed to detect poachers after four dehorned rhinos were found last week.

The carcasses were found on different days and appeared to have been killed a f…


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.