Q&A: Oversight and governance of AI use at borders, humanitarian aid zones are weak, says expert

Lawyer and anthropologist Dr. Petra Molnar has travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border, to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and to the Greek island of Lesvos, charting the rise of automated and algorithmic decision-making on vulnerable communities fleeing persecution

Why It Matters

Data collection practices often rely on active and informed consent – but how can people in precarious situations genuinely understand what is happening with their biometric information, how it will be stored, and who it will be shared with?

As AI and automation use grows at borders and immigration, Canada and the world need to ensure vulnerable people’s needs are taken into account, says an expert.

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