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University at Buffalo faculty experts can provide commentary and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding a faculty expert, contact UB Media Relations at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

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University at Buffalo experts are available to discuss all aspects of artificial intelligence, including its history, societal implications and applications. View UB experts on artificial intelligence.

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Driven to Discover: A podcast featuring UB experts

Driven to Discover is a podcast that explores innovative University at Buffalo research through candid conversations with the researchers about their inspirations and goals.

  • Danielle Meyer on Nutrition and Cancer
    Food has become an increasingly fraught subject in America. Is paleo good for you? Keto? Should everyone be intermittent fasting? Meanwhile, an increasing number of Americans under 50 are being diagnosed with cancer, particularly colon cancer. Is our diet the problem? In this episode of Driven to Discover, Dave Hill talks to public health researcher Danielle Meyer, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition and director of the undergraduate program in nutrition at the University at Buffalo, about these issues and more. A refreshingly honest and nonjudgmental spokesperson for food in all its varieties, Meyer dispels common myths, exonerates the downtrodden potato and eliminates grocery cart guilt for good.
  • Patricia Logan-Greene on Preventing Gun Violence
    Patricia Logan-Greene discovered her passion for social work after volunteering at a rape crisis center. Now she’s co-leading a national initiative aimed at giving social workers the tools to tackle firearms, the No. 1 killer of children and teens in the U.S. In this episode, she explains why she thinks social workers are uniquely positioned to reduce firearm deaths in America.
  • Mark Frank on Detecting Deception
    Working as a bouncer during college, Mark Frank found he could learn a lot about people by observing their gestures and expressions. Today the communications professor is a globally recognized expert on nonverbal communication who advises the FBI and the CIA. In this episode, Frank explains how he’s able to get the truth out of even the most practiced liars.
  • Jinjun Xiong on AI for Social Good
    He was a young computer scientist at IBM when the company’s Watson computer beat its human rivals on “Jeopardy!”. Today, as the director of UB’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Jinjun Xiong is focused on how AI can help humans, not defeat them. In this episode, he discusses all the ways AI can make our lives better, and why we shouldn’t be so afraid of it.

The views and opinions expressed by faculty in commentary to news media are based on their scholarship and/or research and do not represent the official positions of the University at Buffalo.