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Algorithms and artificial intelligence are augmenting and replacing human decision makers in Canada’s immigration and refugee system

posted Sep 26, 2018, 12:13 PM by Milorad Borota
Ottawa’s use of AI in immigration system has profound implications for human rights
PETRA MOLNAR AND RONALD DEIBERT
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED 26-Sep-2018

How would you feel if an algorithm made a decision about your application for a Canadian work permit, or determined how much money you can bring in as an investor? What if it decided whether your marriage is “genuine?” Or if it trawled through your Tweets or Facebook posts to determine if you are “suspicious” and therefore a “risk,” without ever revealing any of the categories it used to make this decision?

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