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Daily Archives: April 24, 2023

Opera’s One Browser Is Modular, Multithreaded, AI-Friendly

PC Mag: “Opera released an early access developer build of its new, modular Opera One web browser today. Opera One (Opens in a new window) will replace the flagship Opera desktop browser at some point later this year on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It follows a “Modular Design philosophy(Opens in a new window)” and uses a new multithreaded compositor(Opens in a new window) for handling how the different elements of content on a web page are displayed. Opera claims to be “the first major Chromium-based browser” to do this…Back in February, Opera announced it was integrating ChatGPT into its browser and adding a “Shorten” button for content summaries. Generative AI features will continue to be a feature of Opera One, but Opera is also planning to ship its own AI engine within the next few months…”

Social Media as a Bank Run Catalyst

Cookson, J. Anthony and Fox, Corbin and Gil-Bazo, Javier and Imbet, Juan Felipe and Schiller, Christoph, Social Media as a Bank Run Catalyst (April 18, 2023). Available at SSRN: or “Social media fueled a bank run on Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), and the effects were felt broadly in the U.S. banking industry. We… Continue Reading

Why universities should return to oral exams in the AI and ChatGPT era

Via LLRX – Why universities should return to oral exams in the AI and ChatGPT era – As services like ChatGPT continue to grow in terms of both its capabilities and usage – including in education and academia – Professor  Stephen Dobson asks, it high time for universities to revert to the time-tested oral exam? Continue Reading

The Purpose of Legal Education

Toussaint, Etienne, The Purpose of Legal Education (March 4, 2023). California Law Review, Vol. 111, No. 1, 2023, Available at SSRN: “When President Donald Trump launched an assault on diversity training, critical race theory, and The 1619 Project in September 2020 as “divisive, un-American propaganda,” many law students were presumably confused. After all, law… Continue Reading

AI in Hiring and Evaluating Workers: What Americans Think

“62% believe artificial intelligence will have a major impact on jobholders overall in the next 20 years, but far fewer think it will greatly affect them personally. People are generally wary and uncertain of AI being used in hiring and assessing workers. The rapid rise of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) systems has prompted… Continue Reading

Comprehensive collection of Dominion Court Documents

“Dominion Voting – Legal Updates / Archived site [h/t Ben Amat] – Lies and misinformation have severely damaged our company and diminished the credibility of U.S. elections, subjecting hardworking public officials and Dominion employees to harassment and death threats.  Dominion is taking steps to right these wrongs through our judicial system. [snipped] Complaint & Court… Continue Reading