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Google adding autocorrect to Gmail

Google GSuite Blog: “We’re introducing new spelling and grammar correction capabilities for Gmail to help you compose emails quickly with confidence. As you type your message, Gmail will use artificial intelligence to make smarter spell-check suggestions while also detecting potential grammar issues. For some common spelling mistakes, we’ve also added as-you-type autocorrection for improved accuracy. Read more here about how grammar suggestions work…”

CRS Report to Congress on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

The following is the August 16, 2019 Congressional Research Service In Focus report – International Discussions Concerning Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems. “As technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), advances, lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS)—weapons designed to make decisions about using lethal force without manual human control—may soon make their appearance, raising a number of potential ethical,… Continue Reading

Modernization of Secrecy System is Stalled

Secrecy News: “Today’s national security classification system “relies on antiquated policies from another era that undercut its effectiveness today,” the Information Security Oversight Office told the President in a report released yesterday. Modernizing the system is a “government-wide imperative,” the new ISOO annual report said. But that is a familiar refrain by now. It is much the… Continue Reading

ABA Votes to Urge Legal Profession to Address Emerging Legal and Ethical Issues of AI

Robert Ambrogi – LawSites: “The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, its policy-making body, voted this week to approve a resolution urging courts and lawyers to address the emerging ethical and legal issues related to the usage of artificial intelligence in the practice of law. Among the AI-related issues the profession should address, the ABA… Continue Reading

A Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools

NIST – U.S. Leadership in AI: A Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools. Prepared in response to Executive Order 13859 Submitted on August 9, 2019. “…United States global leadership in AI depends upon the Federal government playing an active and purpose-driven role in AI standards development. That includes AI standards-related… Continue Reading

I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in a Pile of Privacy Gadgets

Bloomberg Businessweek – Joel Stein – Avoiding digital snoops takes more than throwing money at the problem, but that part can be really fun – “…It isn’t going to be easy. I use Google, Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. I have two Amazon Echos, a Google Home, an iPhone, a MacBook Air,… Continue Reading

A 20-Year Community Roadmap for AI Research in the US is Released

“The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is pleased to release the completed Artificial Intelligence (AI) Roadmap, titled A 20-Year Community Roadmap for AI Research in the US – An HTML version is available here. This roadmap is the result of a year long effort by the CCC and over 100 members of the research community, led… Continue Reading

When Robots Make Legal Mistakes

Morse, Susan C., When Robots Make Legal Mistakes (July 22, 2019). Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 72, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3424110 “The questions presented by robots’ legal mistakes are examples of the legal process inquiry that asks when the law will accept decisions as final, even if they are mistaken. Legal decision-making robots include market… Continue Reading

New on LLRX for July 2019

The are 5 new articles and 4 new columns on LLRX for July 2019 Healthcare Bots and Subject Directories 2019 – Marcus Zillman’s guide focuses on a wide range of selected resources from health sciences, technology, academic, government and genetic research sectors, identifying traditional, complimentary and alternative sources to execute expert healthcare related subject matter… Continue Reading

Your Job Will Be Automated—Here’s How to Figure out When A.I. Could Take Over

Fortune – “Automation is increasingly making its way into the workplace, raising concerns among employees about the ways technology will change their jobs—or eliminate them entirely. A June 2019 report by Oxford Economics predicts that 8.5% of the world’s manufacturing positions alone—some 20 million jobs—will be displaced by robots by 2030. But that’s the wrong… Continue Reading

Law Librarians: The Missing Link As Solo & Small Firm Lawyers Adapt to Artificial Intelligence

Via LLRX – Law Librarians: The Missing Link As Solo & Small Firm Lawyers Adapt to Artificial Intelligence – A Three Part Article In her three part article on AI in Legal Research and Law Practice, Carolyn Elefant, attorney, tech guru, and legal blogger, shares actionable information, knowledge and topical resources that were the foundation… Continue Reading