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Good morning, this is Gabriela. The recent, deadly shipwrecks in the Mediterranean have spurred a new wave of calls, including by several UN agencies and experts, for more humane immigration and asylum laws in Europe – yet migration reforms in the making indicate those calls are falling on deaf ears.

Plus, the International Telecommunications Union’s flagship AI for Good summit will be the talk of the town on Thursday and Friday, with star appearances from robot royalty.

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Gabriela Galindo


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Fardi (L) from Syria, hugs his rescued brother Mohamed (R), between a fence in the port of Kalamata, Greece on 16 June 2023. Fardi was among the 104 people rescued after a migrant boat capsized in international waters off the coast of Greece on 14 June. (Keystone/EPA/Yannis Kolesidis)

🚢Countries duck UN advice on migrant rights. UN experts warn that anti-immigration policies make tragic shipwrecks in the Mediterranean more likely and violate the human rights of those seeking safe haven. While many make the case for a more human-rights-centred approach to immigration fluxes, NGOs are worried that ongoing reforms to European migration and asylum policies are heading in exactly the opposite direction.

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What to watch this week

🤖AI in the spotlight. Robot rockstar royalty, a robot portrait painter, and the world’s first ultra-realistic robot performance artist have RSVP’d alongside some 3,000 other delegates to attend the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) annual AI for Good Global Summit, taking place on 6 and 7 June at Geneva’s International Conference Centre. Among the key discussions on the table will be creating better mechanisms to govern artificial intelligence, including an oversight body tasked with lassoing in the fast-paced sector. There will also be a big focus on the impact of AI on artistry, where human and machine relations are becoming increasingly blurred.


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