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Online news access & AI: SFU experts available

June 29, 2023

Plans to block news posting/sharing on Facebook & Instagram: 

SFU School of Communication professor Peter Chow-White can address the implications of Meta’s announcement that it will soon block Canadians from accessing and sharing news on Facebook and Instagram. The social media giant’s decision is in response to Bill C-18, Canada’s Online News Act, a new Canadian law that would force both Meta and Google to pay media outlets for news content. There are hints that Google may consider taking action as well.


PETER CHOW-WHITE, professor, School of Communication
Expertise: Technology and communication, social media and social networks, the Internet

Only human creators eligible to win Grammy Awards:

In other tech-news, the Recording Academy recently announced that only music created by humans can be eligible for consideration at the Grammy Awards. The adjustment in rules comes in response to the rising popularity of AI-generated music and collaborations between human musicians and AI.

Contemporary arts professor and musician Arne Eignefeldt and School of Interactive Arts and Technology professor Philippe Pasquier work extensively with computational and AI music and can speak on the intersection of AI and music from scientific and creative points of view. 


ARNE EIGENFELDT, associate professor, electroacoustic music, School for the Contemporary Arts; associate dean, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology                     
Expertise: Arne Eigenfeldt studies algorithmic composition, can address AI and creativity, and has recently released an album produced in collaboration with AI elements—soon to also come out on vinyl. 

PHILIPPE PASQUIER, professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology; director, Metacreation Lab for Creative AI
*Prof. Pasquier is in Jakarta and reachable there, returns July 2; please note the 14-hour time difference Whatsapp: 1.778.989.1240
Expertise: Philippe Pasquier heads SFU’s Metacreation Lab and carries out both scientific research and artistic practice using creative AI. 


MELISSA SHAW, SFU  Communications & Marketing 
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