Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Access to adequate health care, including protective equipment and sufficient testing, will do more good than another hackathon

In an op-ed for the New York Times, published April 15, Acting Director of the Faculty of Law's International Human Rights Program (IHRP) Petra Molnar and co-author Diego Naranjo, head of policy at European Digital Rights, discuss how AI is impacting migration in the age of COVID-19.

"In the Moria refugee camp in Greece, one tap is shared among 1,300 people. Social distancing is difficult to do. Refugee communities from Kenya to BangladeshLebanon and Syria are vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus.

The answer to stopping the virus is not increased surveillance through new technology or preventing access into the camps for medical personnel. Instead, we need to redistribute resources and ensure access to health care for all people, regardless of their immigration status."

Read the full op-ed at the New York Times