Western experts available to speak on the U.K. AI Summit

The U.K. is hosting the world’s first global artificial intelligence (AI) safety summit to examine the risks of AI development and to begin international dialogue on regulation. Western University has the following experts available to provide context and insight:

Mark Daley
Western University’s Chief AI Officer; Professor, Computer Science

Areas of expertise: Potential safeguards for AI development, large language models in AI, implications of AI across organizations and industry.

Cristián Bravo
Associate Professor, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences; Canada Research Chair in Banking and Insurance Analytics

Areas of expertise: Financial technology (fintech), artificial intelligence and data science, regulation of AI use in the financial sector.

Kaitlynn Mendes
Associate Professor, Sociology; Canada Research Chair in Inequality and Gender

Areas of expertise: AI and online harms, tech-facilitated violence, use of AI in harassment and bullying of youth, youth online violence.

Anabel Quan-Haase
Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Areas of expertise: Internet studies, social media, scholarly digital communication, and computer-mediated communication.

Luke Stark
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Areas of expertise: Historical, social, and ethical impacts of computing and artificial intelligence technologies, particularly those mediating social and emotional expression.

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Zadorsky, Media Relations Officer, Western University, 226.377.1673 (mobile), jzadorsk@uwo.ca.