Lecture by Dr. Ana Beduschi
“Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies at the Border: Migration and Human Rights Considerations”
Please join us in a conversation with Dr. Ana Beduschi about the application of artificial intelligence in border control and the implications on human rights.
【Date and Time】
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
5:30-7:00PM (Japan Standard Time)
Dr. Ana Beduschi
Associate Professor of Law at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom;
Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland
Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies at the Border: Migration and Human Rights Considerations
Artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way States and international organisations seek to manage international migration. For instance, AI will gradually be used to perform tasks, including identity checks, border management and control, and analysis of data about visa and asylum applicants. In addition, worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the need for more trustworthy digital systems to cater to the increasing demand for online services, including in border management and control.
Yet, this process of digitalisation strengthened by the pandemic brings about considerable challenges, notably relating to the potential over-reliance on AI and digital solutions for international migration and border management and control, privacy breaches and human rights violations.
This lecture will examine the current landscape and analyse the main challenges and opportunities of using AI and digital technologies in international migration and border management and control.
【Short biography of speaker】
Dr Ana Beduschi is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom and a Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland.
Her research and teaching focus on international human rights law, technology (including Big Data and Artificial Intelligence), digital law, data protection and privacy, and international migration and refugee law. Her recent publications examine the impact of Covid-19 health status certificates on data privacy and human rights, the implications of artificial intelligence for international migration management, the opportunities and challenges presented by digital identity, and the implications of big data for international migration and human rights law.
She holds a PhD in Law (2011) from the University of Montpellier 1, France. She also received an LLB degree in Law (in 2003), an LLM degree in International and European Law (Maîtrise in 2004), and an LLM degree in European Human Rights Law (Master 2 in 2005) from the University of Montpellier 1, France. She also holds an LLB degree in Law from the UNESP (University of the State of São Paulo, Brazil) obtained in 2000. She is an Attorney-at-Law in São Paulo, Brazil, since 2001.
【Registration and Language】
・Format: Online (Prior registration necessary)
・Zoom Pre-registration site:
・Language: English (no Japanese interpretation provided)
・Moderator: Yuko Itatsu (Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)
・Organized by the B’AI Global Forum, Institute for AI and Beyond, University of Tokyo
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