Report Raises Human-Rights Warnings over AI Use in Immigration System

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Report Raises Human-Rights Warnings over AI Use in Immigration System

Researchers hold an Ottawa news conference to release their report on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in immigration and refugee decision-making. Petra Molnar, research associate at the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP), and Cynthia Khoo, research fellow at the Citizen Lab at the university’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, discuss the human-rights implications of the federal government’s use of AI in Canada’s immigration system. The report contains seven recommendations, including establishing a independent oversight body to monitor and review all uses of automated decision systems. (September 26, 2018) (no interpretation)