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Daily Archives: November 19, 2023

New tool tracks disinformation laws globally

ijnet: “Amid the rise in disinformation today, journalists should look into legal measures adopted by countries around the world to combat it. Brazil’s Agência Lupa is helping reporters do just that, this month launching an interactive map showing national and supranational laws globally intended to legislate disinformation online. The tool, called LupaMundi, provides details about the legislation while helping users better understand the nature of the laws and how they could be used against journalists. “We need to learn from the work people are doing across the world,” said Natália Leal, executive director of Agência Lupa, during a recent ICFJ Global Crisis Reporting Forum session on tracking disinformation laws globally. “Lupa is focused on Brazil, but if you don’t look to other experiences [around the globe], it is impossible to have new answers for the same questions.” Joining Leal to discuss LupaMundi was her colleague, Agência Lupa product analyst Flávia Campuzano. Here’s more from their discussion..”

ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer Gets Email Alerts and Other Major Improvements

“For the past decade, ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer has published financial details of every tax-exempt organization in the United States that files annual reports with the Internal Revenue Service. And until this year, the site looked about its age. While we regularly update our database with new documents, we’ve only occasionally added new features (like a… Continue Reading

Generative AI Passes the Legal Ethics Exam

“Can Generative AI Pass the Legal Ethics Exam? Earlier this year, research found that GPT-4 could surpass law students in passing the Uniform Bar Exam. Our study builds on this discovery, testing whether generative AI models can also navigate the rules and fact patterns around legal ethics. The Research: We challenged OpenAI’s GPT-4 and GPT-3.5,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 18, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 18, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on… Continue Reading

GenAI for Law – Cases and Policies

“On this episode of’s IdeaFlow, we’ll explore and discuss two examples of how generative AI can be applied to legal use cases, namely: judicial caselaw research and handling privacy policies. The current version of this episode: For more episodes of IdeaFlow, see: To signup for IdeaFlow episodes: Continue Reading

Climate Equality: A planet for the 99%

Climate Equality: A planet for the 99%, 20 November 2023, Oxfam – The world faces twin crises of climate breakdown and runaway inequality. The richest people, corporations and countries are destroying the world with their huge carbon emissions. Meanwhile, people living in poverty, those experiencing marginalization, and countries in the Global South are those impacted… Continue Reading

Amazon announces “AI Ready”

Amazon announces “AI Ready,” a new commitment designed to provide free AI skills training to 2 million people globally by 2025. To achieve this goal, we’re launching new initiatives for adults and young learners, and scaling our existing free AI training programs—removing cost as a barrier to accessing these critical skills. Hiring AI-skilled talent is… Continue Reading

Outsourced to Qatar

Outsourced to Qatar – A Case Study of Northwestern University-Qatar: “Saudi Arabia has historically provided the largest amount of funding to American universities out of all the Middle Eastern countries. In recent years, however, neighboring Qatar has emerged as a significant rival. A small but wealthy Persian Gulf petrostate, Qatar recently became the top foreign… Continue Reading

AI is outperforming our best weather forecasting tech, thanks to DeepMind

ZDNET: “Climatologists have spent decades amassing data on how the weather has changed at points around the globe. Efforts such as ERA5, a record of climate back to 1950, developed by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), are a kind of simulation of the earth over time, a record of the wind speed,… Continue Reading