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Daily Archives: April 4, 2023

Measuring trends in Artificial Intelligence

“The AI Index is an independent initiative at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), led by the AI Index Steering Committee, an interdisciplinary group of experts from across academia and industry. The annual report tracks, collates, distills, and visualizes data relating to artificial intelligence, enabling decision-makers to take meaningful action to advance AI responsibly and ethically with humans in mind. The AI Index collaborates with many different organizations to track progress in artificial intelligence. These organizations include: the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University, LinkedIn, NetBase Quid, Lightcast, and McKinsey. The 2023 report also features more self-collected data and original analysis than ever before. This year’s report included new analysis on foundation models, including their geopolitics and training costs, the environmental impact of AI systems, K-12 AI education, and public opinion trends in AI. The AI Index also broadened its tracking of global AI legislation from 25 countries in 2022 to 127 in 2023.”

Wolters Kluwer Offers Free Bank Failures Toolkit for Corporate Counsel

LawSites: “In the wake of the recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. has launched a new resource, intended for corporate legal departments, that provides a collection of guides and checklists to help companies avoid a bank failure and take action when a failure occurs, as well as… Continue Reading

Best Buy’s new recycling program will let you mail in your old electronics

Engadget: “Best Buy announced today that it’s extending its gadget recycling program to include a new mail-in option. The retailer will now sell you a box for your used electronics that you can ship back for recycling, saving a trip to the store. Best Buy says it’s recycled 2.7 billion pounds of electronics and appliances… Continue Reading

Reforming federal procurement and acquisitions policies

Brookings: “The federal government purchases around $665 billion in goods and services each year from outside contractors, which is 10% of its $6.5 trillion budget. This includes items such as building and construction, office furniture and supplies, industrial products, professional services, information technology, defense equipment, security systems, transportation, logistical support, travel, meals, and lodging, among… Continue Reading

How We Think About Copyright and AI Art

EFF: “Artists are understandably concerned about the possibility that automatic image generators like Stable Diffusion will undercut the market for their work. We live in a society that does not support people who are automated out of a job, and being a visual artist is an already precarious career. In this context, it’s natural to… Continue Reading

Americans feel favorably about many federal agencies, especially the Park Service, Postal Service and NASA

Pew: “As President Joe Biden and the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives face off over the debt ceiling and government spending, more Americans say they have favorable than unfavorable opinions of many agencies and departments of the federal government. Americans view 14 of 16 federal agencies more favorably than unfavorably, according… Continue Reading

Generative AI may play a big role in recruiting

Tech Republic: “Tech recruiters have to keep in mind talent shortages, layoffs, budget cuts and economic uncertainty, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion mandates. Suffice it to say, it’s not an easy time to be a recruiter. But LinkedIn’s The Future of Recruiting 2023 report finds that generative AI tools such as ChatGPT may… Continue Reading

People of the State of New York against Donald J. Trump – Indictment and Statement of Facts

“THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK, by this indictment, accuses the defendant of the crime of FALSIFYING BUSINESS RECORDS IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law §175.10, committed as follows: The defendant, in the County of New York and elsewhere, on or about February 14, 2017, with intent to defraud… Continue Reading