Incident 289: Starship Delivery Robot Scuffed Bumper of a Resident’s Car in Texas, Allegedly Refusing to Release Footage of the Accident

Description: A Starship food delivery robot crashed into the front bumper of a vehicle waiting at a stoplight intersection in Frisco, Texas, the video of which the company reportedly refused to release.
Alleged: Starship Technologies developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Jisuk Mok and Frisco residents.

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Lam, Khoa. (2020-06-15) Incident Number 289. in Lam, K. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence Incident Database. Responsible AI Collaborative.

Incident Stats

Incident ID
289
Report Count
2
Incident Date
2020-06-15
Editors
Khoa Lam

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