Petra Molnar

The EU’s AI Act and its Human Rights Impacts on People Crossing Borders

Petra Molnar outlines risks and calls for amendments to the act

In April 2021, the European Commission tabled its proposed Regulation on Artificial Intelligence (AI Act) which attempts to regulate a broad group of technologies that can be classified as automated or that employ artificial intelligence. Migration technologies, particularly when partially or fully automated, pose significant human rights risks to people crossing borders, seeking refugee status, or immigrating. In this brief, Petra Molnar outlines these risks and calls together with others for amendments to the act. The brief is part of the “Dialogue on Tech and Migration, DoT.Mig.” paper series by the “Migration Strategy Group”, an initiative by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. 

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