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Artificial Intelligence: The coming risks and rewards to finance

February 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Few innovations in history have captured as much imagination as “Artificial Intelligence”.

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Today, many leading minds imagine a future where machines surpass humans in intelligence, while other are greatly worried about the abuses of AI, and although they don't dispute the potential good, they worry greatly about the potential bad. And somewhere in the middle are those that see AI as a very powerful set of tools that have great potential to augment human productivity, but see the risk of “singularity” as over hyped and distracting.

In the seminar Michael Durland will share his insights on how financial service providers should see AI in the context of an emerging risk and an opportunity. He will identify and discuss what some of the potential hazards and likely benefits of AI will be, and how that will impact risk managers both directly and indirectly in the near term.




Michael Durland

Mike is the former Group Head and CEO, Global Banking and Markets for Scotiabank. During his tenor at Scotiabank, Mike was responsible for the overall management of the trading and capital market activities for the bank worldwide. Mike retired from Scotiabank in March of 2016 to pursue a variety of business, philanthropic and academic interests.

Mike is the CEO of Melancthon Capital, a Professor of Practice at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Chair of the Board of Directors of DeepLearning, a founding principal in Cabot Links, a member of the Board of  Directors of TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, a member of the Business Strategy Committee for the Global Risk Institute, a member of the Advisory Board of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Social Impact at Queen’s University and the Master of Management Analytics Program at Queen’s University. Mike holds a B Comm degree from St. Mary's University, a PhD in Management from Queen’s University and an honorary Doctorate from St. Mary’s University.



February 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Global Risk Institute


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