June 26, 2019

Elections in the digital age

webinar

Democratic electoral systems around the world are facing ever greater threats of interference enabled by digital technologies that can be used to mislead voters in powerful ways. In this webinar, UCalgary experts examine how collection of voter data, micro-targeting, artificial intelligence and deepfake technologies are being used to influence election outcomes, as well as possible regulatory solutions for safeguarding Canada’s electoral system in the future.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 

12 pm MT

 

Speakers

Dr. Lisa Young, PhD, is a political science professor in UCalgary's Faculty of Arts, and former dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Her research focuses on political parties, election finances and women’s participation in political life.

Dr. Hadi Hemmati, PhD, is an assistant professor in UCalgary's Schulich School of Engineering. His research areas are in software engineering and data science.

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