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18:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr | Weizenbaum-Institut, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin

The Walls Have Eyes: Surviving Migration in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Book Presentation with Petra Molnar

Based on years of researching borderlands across the world, lawyer and anthropologist Petra Molnar’s first book, The Walls Have Eyes, is a global story - a dystopian vision turned reality, where your body is your passport and matters of life and death are determined by algorithm. Examining how technology is being deployed by governments on the world’s most vulnerable with little regulation, Molnar shows us how borders are now big business, with defense contractors and tech start-ups alike scrambling to capture this highly profitable market. The Walls Have Eyes reveals the profound human stakes of the sharpening of borders around the globe, foregrounding the stories of people on the move and the daring forms of resistance that have emerged against the hubris and cruelty of those seeking to use technology to turn human beings into problems to be solved.

Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist specializing in technology, migration, and human rights. Petra has worked all over the world including Kenya, Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, Philippines, Colombia, Canada, and various parts of Europe. She is the co-creator of the Migration and Technology Monitor, a collective of civil society, journalists, academics, and filmmakers interrogating technological experiments on people crossing borders. She is also the Associate Director of the Refugee Law Lab at York University and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Centre for Critical Internet at Harvard University. 

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