AI at the Border

Project Leader: J. Peter Burgess

Short bio

J. Peter Burgess is professor of philosophy and political science, and Director of the AXA Chair in Geopolitics of Risk at École Normale Supérieure, Paris. His research concerns the meeting place between culture, politics and technology, with emphasis on questions of risk and uncertainty.

Personal website

james.peter.burgess [at]

Short abstract

The project studies the representations and accepted knowledge used by coders, computer engineers and political decision makers, as a basis for deploying AI-based technologies in the field of border control and immigration. It seeks thereby, to understand the foundations of knowledge needed, in order to relate to the increasing complexity of artificial intelligence technologies, in a legitimate, social and politically meaningful way.

Collaborators in the project

Dr. Sarah PERRET