Incident 431: Robbers Accessed Drugged Gay Men's Bank Accounts Using Their Phones' Facial Recognition

Description: Gay men in New York City were drugged by robbers who accessed their phones using facial recognition while they were unconscious to transfer funds out of their bank accounts.


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Alleged: Apple developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed gay men in New York City and Julio Ramirez.

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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.