Performance Degradation Attack

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Performance Degradation Attack


Document and assess whether a malicious performance degradation for a specific (Sub)population can cause harm to that (Sub)population. Document and assess whether general performance degradation can cause harm to society, Product Subjects, the Organization, the Domain and/or the field of Machine Learning.


To (a) identify the risks in regard to (i) Product Subjects' physical, financial, social and psychological wellbeing, (ii) the Organization's financial and reputational wellbeing, (iii) society-wide environmental, social and economic wellbeing, and (iv) the Domains' reputational wellbeing; and (b) highlight associated risks that might occur in the Product Lifecycle.

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