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No, This is Not the End of the Settlement Profession – But AI May be a Big Part of its Future
Published on: March 13, 2023
I read a good article that moves past AI and ChatGTP sensationalism and has lessons for our Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector. Focused on lawyers and AI in the law, the conclusion here makes sense for us as well. Throughout the text below, when you read "legal profession" think about "Settlement Practitioners."
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Will artificial intelligence lead to more unfairness? (republished from Policy Options)
Published on: January 11, 2023
Rather than bring about a post-labour world, the use of AI in the workplace is likely to increase precariousness and inequalities among workers.
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Governments’ use of AI in immigration and refugee system needs oversight (republished from Policy Options)
Published on: January 11, 2023
As Canada experiments with using artificial intelligence (AI) in its immigration and refugee system, we must ensure the system protects human rights.
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Responsibly deploying AI in the immigration process (republished from Policy Options)
Published on: January 11, 2023
Immigration decisions are complex with high stakes for the people involved. The government must tread carefully on using AI in the screening process.
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Human-centric AI - some Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector promising practices
Published on: November 18, 2022
I recently shared episode of my Technology in Human Services podcast where I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das about not just focusing on AI, but Human-centric AI. It generated some great comments from a couple of people working on AI projects in their organizations, building on and adding to Meenakshi’s insights, which I wanted to share here.
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A conversation with Meenakshi Das on building human-centric AI
Published on: October 23, 2022
Welcome to episode 35 of the Technology in Human Services podcast. In this episode I speak with Meenakshi (Meena) Das. Meena is working on a number of interesting areas around nonprofit technology, but what I wanted to focus on in this conversation is her work around Human-Centric AI.
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Playing with AI copywriting and video creation - we can’t ignore it any longer
Published on: September 25, 2022
Recently I wrote about tech we're not talking about in our sector. I’m hoping to explore many of these technologies. In this article I’m looking at  AI copywriting and video creation sites. There's a lot of potential, and things to think about here.
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Ethical Considerations in Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration
Published on: May 14, 2021
The Canadian Council for Refugees worked with others to develop ethical guidelines for research with people in situations of forced migration. The guidelines include a checklist for organizations who are approached by researchers, to help evaluate whether the research will be conducted ethically, and taking into consideration the particular vulnerabilities of people who have been forcibly displaced.
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Build your data literacy skills with training videos from Statistics Canada
Published on: May 3, 2021
Statistics Canada seems like a legit place to start building your data literacy competencies.
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