Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the asylum system

Amina Memon, Zoe Given-Wilson, Derya Ozkul, Karen Richmond, Julia Muraszkiewicz, Emma Weldon, Cornelius Katona

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Recent years have seen rapid developments in the mobilising of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the purposes of regulating migration, asylum decision-making, and border control. This paper reviews the applications of AI tools in the asylum context and considers their impact across diverse zones of human activity, including law, governance, and administration. Examples from human trafficking and modern slavery are also drawn upon to illustrate the potential of AI to assist more broadly in assessing risk and identifying support needs. Our aim is to review existing research and implementation of AI and its likely impact on outcomes for individuals seeking asylum and victims of trafficking.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedicine Science and Law
Early online date30 Jan 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jan 2024

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