Canada’s AI Immigration Technology May Discriminate Against Immigrants2018-09-30
Canada has two immigration AI (Artificial Intelligence) pilot projects that use artificial intelligence to sort through temporary resident visa applications from China and India. Experts say Canada’s AI immigration technology could lead to a break of human rights. New research by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab says AI (Artificial Intelligence) recently implemented by the Canadian government in pilot programs “could lead to “life-and-death ramifications” for immigrants and refugees.”
According to Canada immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah,
People’s lives are at stake when immigrants and refugees apply to move to Canada. Automated decision making -AI – is problematic because it can’t take into consideration the nuances of each individual’s immigration application. Trained, experienced immigration experts should screen and evaluate each immigration visa application at the border, in immigration offices and in the legal system. While technology is an important and useful tool to enhance our system, it cannot be the final decision maker when Canada’s security and people’s lives are at stake.
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