June 26, 2019

Elections in the digital age


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.

Recorded on June 26, 2019 


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.