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Mar 9, 2021

Robo-writers: the rise and risks of language-generating AI

Posted by in categories: business, law, robotics/AI

Large language models are already business propositions. Google uses them to improve its search results and language translation; Facebook, Microsoft and Nvidia are among other tech firms that make them. OpenAI keeps GPT-3’s code secret and offers access to it as a commercial service. (OpenAI is legally a non-profit company, but in 2019 it created a for-profit subentity called OpenAI LP and partnered with Microsoft, which invested a reported US$1 billion in the firm.) Developers are now testing GPT-3’s ability to summarize legal documents, suggest answers to customer-service enquiries, propose computer code, run text-based role-playing games or even identify at-risk individuals in a peer-support community by labelling posts as cries for help.

A remarkable AI can write like humans — but with no understanding of what it’s saying.

Mar 8, 2021

Autonomous Delivery Robots Are Now ‘Pedestrians’ in Pennsylvania

Posted by in categories: drones, law, robotics/AI

The legal rights of robots have expanded, at least in Pennsylvania. There, autonomous delivery drones will be allowed to maneuver on sidewalks and paths as well as roadways and will now technically be considered “pedestrians.” It’s the latest change in the evolving relationship between autonomous vehicles and humans.

Feb 25, 2021

Victory for ‘net neutrality’ law in California

Posted by in category: law

A federal judge late Tuesday cleared the way for California to begin enforcing a net neutrality law opposed by US telecom titans.

Feb 18, 2021

Google and Facebook: the landmark Australian law that will make them pay for news content

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“The Australian parliament is poised to pass a landmark media law that would make Google and Facebook pay news publishers for displaying their content. The Australian law is separate to a deal Facebook made to pay mainstream UK news outlets millions of pounds a year to license their articles, but has a similar motivation. The legislation, which will be debated this week, is designed to support Australian public interest journalism and is backed by all the nation’s media companies, big and small.”

Despite protestations from both companies, the Australian parliament is set to pass legislation it says is needed to boost public interest journalism.

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Feb 13, 2021

DARPA Space Manufacturing Project Sparks Controversy

Posted by in categories: law, space

“As you surely know, there is a lot of emotion in this on both sides of the argument, making it as much political as it is legal,” said attorney Henry Hertzfeld of the DARPA plans.

Feb 13, 2021

Social media must not be allowed to destroy democracy, says the EU President

Posted by in categories: government, information science, law

All governments across the globe are the same they don’t want a free flow of information that would challenge their authority and decisions that they think are good for us, maybe because they want to maintain law and order in society.

I am against the control of social media by the government and I am also against the algorithms which are designed to make people addicted to social media by showing the thing that appeals most to them for profit.

What are your opinions on this topic, how we can achieve the balance between these challenging aspects of social media use?

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Feb 11, 2021

The man behind Fortnite is making the riskiest bet of his career. The payoff could be huge

Posted by in categories: economics, law

Now Sweeney, 50, is embarking on the biggest battle in his company’s 30-year history: Epic is suing Apple and Google in a legal challenge that could remake the future of the digital economy.

Over the course of his career Tim Sweeney has been unafraid to take on tech industry giants.

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Feb 2, 2021

India proposes law to ban cryptocurrencies, create official digital currency

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, government, law

India plans to introduce a law to ban private cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and put in place a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the central bank, according to a legislative agenda listed by the government.

Jan 24, 2021

The Empowering Neurologist — David Perlmutter M.D., and Dr. David Sinclair

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, genetics, law, life extension, security

Fair to say that we all assume that aging is inevitable. In reality however, there is no biological law that says we must age. Over the years we’ve seen a variety of theories proposed to explain why we age including the accumulation of damage to our DNA, the damaging effects of chemicals called “free radicals, changes in the function of our mitochondria, and so many others.

Our guest today, Dr. David Sinclair, believes that aging is related to a breakdown of information. Specifically, he describes how, with time, our epigenome accumulates changes that have powerful downstream effects on the way our DNA functions. Reducing these changes to the epigenome is achievable and in fact, even taking it further, his research now reveals that the epigenome can be reprogrammed back to a youthful state.

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Jan 24, 2021

Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, law

Ditto for Canada…

As US President Biden signs a national mask mandate into law, measures being imposed in the name of protecting public health could create a humanitarian crisis that sees Americans sued by the state and forced into detention camps for breaking pandemic protocols.

The very first executive order Joe Biden signed upon becoming the forty-sixth President of the United States was the national mask mandate he promised at the Democratic National Convention back in August. The order makes face coverings and social distancing mandatory on all federal property and a legal requisite for interstate commerce.

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