Touraj Riazi had the privilege of interviewing Andy Ellis, current VP of Corporate Strategy at EVNTL. We discussed EVNTL, its use of AI and the implications. Andy Ellis was formerly the Assistant Director of Operations at the Canadian Security and Intelligence Services.
Cyber attackers present a real threat to the integrity of democracy’s most important element: the electoral process. Avneet explores how Canada confronted cyber threats during the election.
Ryan Atkinson, Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada, recently sat down with Brigadier-General Jay Janzen to discuss the global threat of disinformation. The evermore pertinent problem of disinformation necessitates global action to prevent the further manipulation of information to polarize political discourse as has been witnessed in recent years. The Canadian Federal Election this October 2019 requires civil society and the public and private sectors to be prepared to face and prevent the influence of disinformation on the democratic electoral process.
Tiffany Kwok explores the fresh topic of MADCOMs in the field of artificial intelligence, and ties in possible consequences for democracy.
With the upcoming 2019 federal election quickly approaching, Tiffany Kwok speaks with Director at NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Mr. Jānis Sārts, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Dr. Joseph McQuade, and Research Director at the Samara Centre for Democracy Dr. Michael Morden on all issues regarding disinformation.
“It is no secret that Russia has been engaging in efforts to influence elections across the Western world in recent years. In this article, Brett Carson and Eric Couves analyze the data to determine whether fears of Russian interference are justified.”
The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) recently released a report predicting election interference in Canada on a greater scale than our nation has ever seen. Dr. Joseph McQuade, Program Editor for the Centre for Disinformation Studies, and Benjamin Patterson, Program Editor for Cyber Security and Information Warfare, explain the domestic and global context for this recent warning.