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On the Evolution of the World’s Oldest Encyclopedia

Literary Hub: “Encyclopedias are not like rose bushes, for which pruning is everything. They are usually the opposite, more like Japanese knotweed, spreading wildly and germinating freely, invasive and persistent in all countries where a foothold is possible.When the second edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica completed its publication in 1784, sixteen years after the first, it… Continue Reading

The Future of Human Agency

“Advances in the internet, artificial intelligence (AI) and online applications have allowed humans to vastly expand their capabilities and increase their capacity to tackle complex problems. These advances have given people the ability to instantly access and share knowledge and amplified their personal and collective power to understand and shape their surroundings. Today there is… Continue Reading

The 10 College Majors With the Highest (and Lowest) Post-Grad Unemployment Rates

Sacramento Bee: “U.S. unemployment may have hit its lowest rate in decades this January, but many Americans fresh out of college aren’t seeing gains like you might imagine from the robust job market. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest data on how recent graduates are faring in the labor market shows a college… Continue Reading

Law Clerk Selection and Diversity: Insights From Fifty Sitting Judges of the Federal Courts of Appeals

Fogel, Jeremy and Hoopes, Mary and Liu, Goodwin, Law Clerk Selection and Diversity: Insights From Fifty Sitting Judges of the Federal Courts of Appeals (November 30, 2022). Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: or “Judicial clerkships are key positions of responsibility and coveted opportunities for career advancement. Commentators have noted that the… Continue Reading

Large Language Models Can Be Easily Distracted by Irrelevant Context

Large Language Models Can Be Easily Distracted by Irrelevant Context. Freda Shi, Xinyun Chen, Kanishka Misra, Nathan Scales, David Dohan, Ed Chi, Nathanael Schärli, Denny Zhou. [current version in PDF] “Large language models have achieved impressive performance on various natural language processing tasks. However, so far they have been evaluated primarily on benchmarks where all… Continue Reading

Teaching to the Tech: Law Schools and the Duty of Technology Competence

Brescia, Raymond H., Teaching to the Tech: Law Schools and the Duty of Technology Competence (February 16, 2023). Washburn Law Journal, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: “As a result of a wide range of emerging technologies, the American legal profession is at a critical inflection point. Some may argue that lawyers face dramatic threats not… Continue Reading

ChatGPT, Professor of Law

Pettinato Oltz, Tammy, ChatGPT, Professor of Law (February 4, 2023). Available at SSRN: or “Although ChatGPT was just released by OpenAI in November 2022, legal scholars have already been delving into the implications of the new tool for legal education and the legal profession. Several scholars have recently written fascinating pieces examining ChatGPT’s… Continue Reading

Salesforce offers 5 guidelines to reduce AI bias

Tech Republic: “Salesforce, which last year introduced its Einstein AI framework behind its Customer 360 platform, has published what it says is the industry’s first Guidelines for Trusted Generative AI. Written by Paula Goldman, chief ethical and humane use officer, and Kathy Baxter, principal architect of ethical AI at the company, the guidelines are meant… Continue Reading

Most expect ChatGPT will be used for cheating

“We’ve heard about it. We use it. But we are not necessarily comfortable with what the future holds. The Monmouth University Poll finds awareness of AI developments has increased over the past decade, but opinion about its potential impact remains largely unchanged, with a few exceptions. Most Americans express concern about the impact of new… Continue Reading

We pitted ChatGPT against tools for detecting AI-written text, and the results are troubling

The Conversation: “As the “chatbot wars” rage in Silicon Valley, the growing proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools specifically designed to generate human-like text has left many baffled. Educators in particular are scrambling to adjust to the availability of software that can produce a moderately competent essay on any topic at a moment’s notice. Should… Continue Reading