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New Voices in Security Studies

13 October 2021

Speaker: Ana Valdivia - Artificial Intelligence at the EU borders: Ethical implications of technological and political worlds

Over the last decade, a large number of people are on the move due to conflict, instability, climatic emergency consequences, and other social and economic reasons. In Europe, the so-called refugee crisis has become an occasion to foster the digitalisation of borders. Interoperable databases, biometric systems, lie detectors, and maritime surveillance models are some examples of data-driven solutions currently implemented across the EU.

In this seminar, we will explore how these socio-technical systems are operating nowadays and analyse its technical specifications (machine learning models, databases used, companies involved, etc.). After that, we will discuss the ethical impact and human rights violation that this situation is causing.



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