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September 13, 2019
Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Friday, September 13, 2019.
Breaking down the SNC- Lavalin scandal
The SNC –Lavalin scandal is shaping up to be a major election issue. This week the matter of who actually has the right to waive cabinet confidentially was at the forefront of the investigation, and it is of great public interest. Dr. Lori. Turnbull is available to provide perspective on the state of the scandal as well as how it may impact the election.
Dalhousie Expert: Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, and public engagement.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and 902-494-6605.
Canadian banks set to rely on artificial intelligence
Canada’s banks are starting to invest heavily in artificial intelligence (AI) to analyzes customer behaviour and predict financial trends. The goal is that these machines would make a number of decisions on things like extending credit to managing risk. Dr. Thomas Trappenberg is available to provide perspective on the benefits and consequences of using AI to make these decisions. He can also discuss whether this technology makes people more vulnerable to having their personal information misused or stolen.
Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Thomas Trappenberg, Professor, Faculty of Computer Science
Research Interests: Computational neuroscience and machine learning
Contact: email@example.com or 902 414 3960
With the campaign period in full swing, Dalhousie has experts who can provide perspective on what the key campaign issues will be, the importance of the youth vote, what the polls are telling us, breaking down debates and more.
Dalhousie Experts: Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, public engagement, social change and social movements.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-494-6605; and email@example.com or 902-402-9893.