As AI Act vote nears, the EU needs to draw a red line on racist surveillance

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The EU Artificial Intelligence Act, commonly known as the AI Act, is the first of its kind. Not only will it be a landmark as the first binding legislation on AI in the World – it is also one of the first tech-focused laws to meaningfully address how technologies perpetuate structural racism. From the racially discriminatory impact of predictive policing systems to the use of AI systems to falsely label (mostly racialised) people as fraudsters when claiming benefits, this legislation is deeply informed by a growing awareness of how technology can perpetuate harm. Lawmakers have taken steps tha…

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