The European Commission last year set up the EC Expert Group on the Views of Migrants composed of persons with a migrant background to participate in the development and implementation of migration, asylum and integration policies. When the expert group was called for the fourth meeting, the digitization of asylum procedures and the use of artificial intelligence for migration forecasting was discussed.
The Commission focused on the developments in the field of digitalization of asylum procedures for migrants to make it more efficient. The speakers indicated that digitalization will improve lodging of applications, provision of information and that it will provide a possibility to check the status of applications. It will also help to analyze languages for origin determination. Most importantly, digitalization will allow the authorities to conduct remote interviews to make the asylum process even swifter.