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Amanda Turnbull

Amanda Turnbull

Teaching Assistant and PhD Law student, York University, Canada
My qualifications are cross-disciplinary: I began my career in the discipline of the Arts and taught music for a number of years prior to obtaining an MA in English Literature. Since then I have been immersed in a legal environment taking on a variety of admin roles including Assistant Dean of the JD program at uOttawa for almost 8 years. I began my PhD in law, entitled "The Conundrums of Emergent Creativity" under the supervision of the late Ian Kerr, and transferred the project to Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019, under the supervision of Carys J. Craig. My research investigates how AI technologies that are able to emulate the creative process challenge our current understanding of law and its application.

How coronavirus set the stage for a techno-future with robots and AI

May 09, 2020 08:38 am UTC| Technology

Not so long ago, the concept of a fully automated store seemed something of a curiosity. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of relying on computers and robotics, and checking out groceries by simply...

The price of AI art: Has the bubble burst?

Jan 07, 2020 15:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Fintech

Last fall, an AI-generated portrait rocked the art world selling for a staggering US$432,500 at Christies auction house in New York. The portrait called Edmond de Belamy features a slightly out-of-focus man with no nose...

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Economy

Lego releasing ‘Home Alone’ set in time for the holiday season

Lego is releasing a new toy set that everyone will instantly recognize right away. The Danish toymaker just announced it would be selling its newest creation - the Home Alone Lego set. Most people around the world are...

LG vowed to create more jobs and hire over 30,000 young jobseekers in South Korea

LG Group recently made a pledge to generate thousands of new jobs and hire young people in the next three years. The company said on Thursday, Oct. 21, it will be creating more than 30,000 job posts and welcome more...

Google shaves Play Store fees following pressure from lawmakers

Google is reducing its service fees in its Google Play app store, and the company made the announcement on Thursday, Oct. 21. The tech headquartered in Mountain View, California, made a move after facing criticisms and...

CJ ENM reportedly acquiring SM Entertainment and in the stage of finalizing deal

CJ ENM, one of the most well-known entertainment companies in South Korea, is said to be buying SM Entertainment, another leading firm in the countrys entertainment business. Based on the recent reports, the acquisition...

Politics

Capitol riots: Insurrectionist who boasted of being 'invincible' gets arrested by the FBI

So far, hundreds of insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6 have already been arrested by the federal authorities. The feds have recently arrested one insurrectionist who claimed to be invincible after being...

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, urged by Meghan Markle to pass paid family leave in letter

Among the provisions that are included in the Democrat-led social infrastructure package is that of paid family leave. In a rare political statement, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has urged House Speaker Nancy...

South China Sea: Philippines accuses China of provocation in disputed waters

The Philippines, along with other nations in the region, have been at odds with China over jurisdiction in the South China Sea. In the latest criticism towards Beijing, the Philippines has claimed that Chinese vessels have...

Afghanistan: Russia calls for aid to avert refugee crisis, inclusivity in government in talks with Taliban

The international community is working to address its approach regarding the Taliban as the insurgent group now has control of Afghanistan. In the latest international talks with the insurgent group, Russia has called for...

Science

LG Chem develops substance for creating cheaper, lighter plastic solar panel frames

LG Chem combined polycarbonate and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) to develop LUPOY EU5201 to be used in plastic frames for solar panels. Consequently, LG has become the first in South Korea to develop plastic...

Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

Technology

‘Among Us’ launches on consoles on December 14

Among Us finally has a release date for its much-awaited console launch. The game will be available in digital copies before the end of 2021, but avid fans who want to get the boxed copies will have to wait until next...

Huawei P50 to launch in other markets in 2022

Despite ongoing sanctions carried out by the United States government against Huawei, the company managed to release new flagship phones, albeit in a limited capacity than in previous years. However, the Chinese...

‘PUBG: New State’ launches in November with new electric vehicles and Recruit System

Krafton has unveiled the official launch trailer of PUBG: New State, along with the announcement of the games release date. Fans of the battle royale game franchise can still pre-register, especially now that it is...

Nvidia GeForce Now RTX 3080 tier promises up to 1440p at 120 FPS streaming

Nvidias next-generation cloud gaming technology comes with huge promises for avid gamers. The company introduces a new tier called GeForce Now RTX 3080 that can stream games at up to 1440p resolution at 120 frames per...
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