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Dec 11, 2016

The future just arrived, first state legalizes driverless cars (5 Photos)

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

Michigan just made it into the history books today after Governor Rick Snyder signed 4 bills into law, all governing the legality of the autonomous car, making Michigan the first state to officially sign off on driverless cars on the roads.

Many states have allowed testing of driverless vehicles, but Michigan just officially put them on the road for consumers.

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Nov 27, 2016

The next frontier in reproductive tourism? Genetic modification

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

The birth of the first baby born using a technique called mitochondrial replacement, which uses DNA from three people to “correct” an inherited genetic mutation, was announced on Sept. 27.

Mitochondrial replacement or donation allows women who carry mitochondrial diseases to avoid passing them on to their child. These diseases can range from mild to life-threatening. No therapies exist and only a few drugs are available to treat them.

There are no international rules regulating this technique. Just one country, the United Kingdom, explicitly regulates the procedure. It’s a similar situation with other assisted reproductive techniques. Some countries permit these techniques and others don’t.

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Nov 25, 2016

The ingenious ONUSblue alcohol and drug detection patch

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, law

The ONUSblue alcohol detection patch tells you when you’ve reached the legal threshold and has the potential to save millions of lives. The company’s product roadmap is even more interesting with the detection of marijuana, methamphetime and a range of illegal recreational substances to follow.

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Nov 20, 2016

80% of IT Jobs can be Replaced by Automation, and it’s ‘Exciting’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, employment, law, robotics/AI, virtual reality

In Brief:

  • Computing pioneer, Vinod Khosla, envisions a future where Artificial Intelligence will take over 80 percent of IT jobs.
  • IT guys are not the only white collar professionals who Khosla sees as replaceable by VR they also join doctors, lawyers, and accountants on the growing list.

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Nov 13, 2016

China adopts cybersecurity law in face of overseas opposition

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, internet, law

Wonder how Tim Cook, Satya & Bill, and Eric and Sergey will respond.

Overseas critics of the law argue it threatens to shut foreign technology companies out of various sectors. PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING: China adopted a controversial cybersecurity law on Monday to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, although the law has triggered concern from foreign business and rights groups.

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Oct 25, 2016

Will AI replace judges and lawyers?

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, law, robotics/AI

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An artificial intelligence method developed by University College London computer scientists and associates has predicted the judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with 79% accuracy, according to a paper published today (Monday, Oct. 24) in PeerJ Computer Science.

The method is the first to predict the outcomes of a major international court by automatically analyzing case text using a machine-learning algorithm.*.

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Oct 23, 2016

‘Every aspect of our lives will be transformed’ — exploring the future of AI

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

A new centre has opened to study the positive and negative implications of AI and ethical quandaries it poses.

“The rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity,” Professor Stephen Hawking said in Cambridge, at the launch of the Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI).

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Oct 20, 2016

Mining Asteroids? An Interview with the CEO of Planetary Resources

Posted by in categories: finance, law, space

Group metals, a lil history on aluminum, technology needed, space law and more. The one great idea presented here is that many folks think stuff will be brought back to Earth. Though there would be some of that the resources out there will be used out there.

As Humans venture out far away from the Earth into the solar system, they will need material resources to keep us going. Where do we get those from? One for-profit company, Planetary Resources, wants to be the one to make it happen.

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Oct 19, 2016

ECB Wants To Curb Bitcoin Use Over Fears It May “Lose Control Over Money Supply” | Zero Hedge

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, economics, governance, law


” … the ECB urged EU lawmakers to tighten proposed new rules on digital currencies such as bitcoin …”

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Oct 14, 2016

Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids

Posted by in categories: government, law, space

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for an extra-terrestrial state.

The project, which is led by Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee, aims to create an area in space which is beyond the control of individual nations.

Under current space law, government’s must authorise and supervise space programmes run from their own countries even if they are commercial.

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