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Jan 10, 2023

My lawyer, the robot

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI

The eerie new capabilities of artificial intelligence are about to show up inside a courtroom — in the form of an AI chatbot lawyer that will soon argue a case in traffic court.

That’s according to Joshua Browder, the founder of a consumer-empowerment startup who conceived of the scheme.

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Jan 10, 2023

Conscious Robots: Scientists Fervently Trying To Create Them Now

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

The biggest obstacle is that each robotics lab has its own idea of what a conscious robot looks like. There are also moral implications to building robots that have consciousness. Will they have rights, like in Bicentennial Man?

Considerations about conscious robots have been the domain of science fiction for decades. Isaac Asimov wrote several novels, including I, Robot, that examined the implications from the perspectives of law, society, and family, raising a lot of moral questions. Experts in ethical technology have considered and expanded upon these questions as scientists like those in the Columbia University lab work toward building more intelligent machines.

Science fiction has also brought us killer machines like in The Terminator, and conscious robots sound like a good way to have some. Humans might learn bad ideas and act upon them, and there is no reason to believe that robots will not fall into the same trap. Some of science’s greatest minds have warned against getting carried away with artificial intelligence.

Jan 10, 2023

Top US court backs WhatsApp suit over Pegasus spyware

Posted by in categories: government, law

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by NSO Group to block a WhatsApp lawsuit accusing the Israeli tech firm of allowing mass cyberespionage of journalists and human rights activists.

The Supreme Court denied NSO’s plea for legal immunity and ruled that the case, which targets the company’s Pegasus software, can continue in a California , a court filing showed.

Pegasus gives its government customers—which have allegedly included Mexico, Hungary, Morocco and India—near-complete access to a target’s device, including their personal data, photos, messages and location.

Jan 8, 2023

FTX attempting to recover millions donated to charities

Posted by in category: law

When you donate someone else’s money.

Some charities have voluntarily agreed to return the funds, some have already spent the money, while others are awaiting legal clarity.

Jan 8, 2023

Targeting the mitochondria-proteostasis connection in ageing and disease | Dr Vincenzo Sorrentino

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

In this #webinar, Dr Vincenzo Sorrentino from the Department of Biochemistry and Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, shared about his research on the relationship between metabolism, nutrition and proteostasis and their impact on health and ageing, and engaged in discussion about the role of mitochondrial proteostasis in ageing and related diseases.

Register for upcoming #HealthyLongevity #webinar sessions at

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Jan 6, 2023

AI legal assistant will help defendant fight a speeding case in court

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI

In February, an AI from DoNotPay is set to tell a defendant exactly what to say and when during an entire court case. It is likely to be the first ever case defended by an artificial intelligence.

Jan 5, 2023

This AI chatbot will be playing attorney in a real US court

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The AI legal service provider DoNotPay aims to get one defendant off the hook for a traffic fine using only their chatbot.

Jan 4, 2023

Greg Yang | Large N Limits: Random Matrices & Neural Networks | The Cartesian Cafe w/ Timothy Nguyen

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

Greg Yang is a mathematician and AI researcher at Microsoft Research who for the past several years has done incredibly original theoretical work in the understanding of large artificial neural networks. Greg received his bachelors in mathematics from Harvard University in 2018 and while there won the Hoopes prize for best undergraduate thesis. He also received an Honorable Mention for the Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student in 2018 and was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians in 2019.

In this episode, we get a sample of Greg’s work, which goes under the name “Tensor Programs” and currently spans five highly technical papers. The route chosen to compress Tensor Programs into the scope of a conversational video is to place its main concepts under the umbrella of one larger, central, and time-tested idea: that of taking a large N limit. This occurs most famously in the Law of Large Numbers and the Central Limit Theorem, which then play a fundamental role in the branch of mathematics known as Random Matrix Theory (RMT). We review this foundational material and then show how Tensor Programs (TP) generalizes this classical work, offering new proofs of RMT. We conclude with the applications of Tensor Programs to a (rare!) rigorous theory of neural networks.

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Jan 4, 2023

New York Governor Signs Bill Encouraging Businesses To Use Hemp For Construction, Packaging And Other Purposes

Posted by in categories: business, economics, food, law

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As New York prepares for the imminent launch of legal adult-use marijuana sales, the governor has signed a bill aimed at expanding the state’s hemp market by promoting collaborative partnerships to identify more opportunities to utilize the crop and its derivatives for packaging, construction and other purposes.

Bill sponsor Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D) announced on Tuesday that Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) approved her legislation late last month. It would amend a section of New York’s agriculture law that deals with hemp economic development, mandating that the agriculture commissioner consult with additional partners on ways to incorporate hemp products into business operations throughout the state.

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Jan 4, 2023

GPT-4 could pass Bar Exam, AI researchers say

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

Researchers tested GPT-3.5 with questions from the US Bar Exam. They predict that GPT-4 and comparable models might be able to pass the exam very soon.

In the U.S., almost all jurisdictions require a professional license exam known as the Bar Exam. By passing this exam, lawyers are admitted to the bar of a U.S. state.

In most cases, applicants must complete at least seven years of post-secondary education, including three years at an accredited law school.

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