Refugees are at risk from dystopian 'smart border' technology

Fears over the sinister side of artificial intelligence have become reality

Emre Eren Korkmaz, Researcher, University of Oxford • conversation
Dec. 8, 2020 ~6 min

The way we use data is a life or death matter – from the refugee crisis to COVID-19

An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.

Monika Halkort, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Social Communication, Lebanese American University • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~22 min

Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens

Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.

Keren Weitzberg, Teaching Fellow in History, UCL • conversation
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Coronavirus: Racism and the long-term impacts of emergency measures in Canada

Canada has closed its borders to asylum-seekers and non-citizens because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar emergency measures over the years should teach us that now is not the time for nationalism.

Laura Madokoro, Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University • conversation
March 22, 2020 ~8 min