Incident 373: Michigan's Unemployment Benefits Algorithm MiDAS Issued False Fraud Claims to Thousands of People

Description: State's use of Michigan Integrated Data Automated System (MiDAS) to adjudicate unemployment benefits claims falsely issued fraud determinations based on un-investigated assumptions, resulting in tens of thousands of false fraud cases over years.


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Khoa Lam


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.