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The stupidity of AI

The Guardian: “Artificial intelligence in its current form is based on the wholesale appropriation of existing culture, and the notion that it is actually intelligent could be actively dangerous.. The entirety of this kind of publicly available AI, whether it works with images or words, as well as the many data-driven applications like it, is… Continue Reading

PwC Introduces AI Chatbot for 4,000 Lawyers to Speed Up Work

Bloomberg News $: “PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has introduced a chatbot service for its lawyers, joining the ranks of professional services firms using artificial intelligence to boost productivity. The project will be delivered through a 12-month partnership with AI startup Harvey, PwC said in a statement Wednesday. Around 4,000 PwC lawyers in over 100 countries will gain… Continue Reading

Thomson Reuters Adds UK Supreme Court Dockets to Westlaw

“Thomson Reuters is providing legal professionals with more comprehensive coverage of UK courts and access to real-time updates, expert editorial case analysis, and content sets unique to Westlaw UK. With the addition of UK Supreme Court Dockets on Westlaw available March 22, legal researchers will have easier access to High Court and Supreme Court proceedings,… Continue Reading

I tried 4 of the best AI productivity tools for a week to make my job easier

..but they just made my life harder – Business Insider – “Insider’s Aaron Mok used four AI tools in a week to see if they would enhance his productivity. Many workers are using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to help make their jobs easier. Labor experts agree that AI tools can make workers more productive. AI tools like… Continue Reading

Morgan Stanley is testing an OpenAI-powered chatbot for its 16,000 financial advisors

CNBC: Morgan Stanley is rolling out an advanced chatbot powered by OpenAI’s latest technology to help the bank’s army of financial advisors, CNBC has learned. The bank has been testing the artificial intelligence tool with 300 advisors and plans to roll it out widely in the coming months, according to Jeff McMillan, head of analytics… Continue Reading

Bank financials, 1976–present

Via Jeremy Singer-Vine / Data is Plural: “Bank financials, 1976–present. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s National Information Center “provides comprehensive financial and structure information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest.” Its datasets include quarterly financial statements for bank holding companies, going back to… Continue Reading

Anthropic launches Claude, a chatbot to rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Tech Crunch: “Anthropic, a startup co-founded by ex-OpenAI employees, today launched something of a rival to the viral sensation ChatGPT. Called Claude, Anthropic’s AI — a chatbot — can be instructed to perform a range of tasks, including searching across documents, summarizing, writing and coding, and answering questions about particular topics. In these ways, it’s… Continue Reading

How AI could write our laws

MIT Technology News: “Nearly 90% of the multibillion-dollar federal lobbying apparatus in the United States serves corporate interests. In some cases, the objective of that money is obvious. Google pours millions into lobbying on bills related to antitrust regulation. Big energy companies expect action whenever there is a move to end drilling leases for federal… Continue Reading

Hate crimes in U.S. rose to highest level in 2021, FBI says

Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Data Explorer: “Hate Crime data for the nation are derived from National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and Summary Reporting System (SRS) reports voluntarily submitted to the FBI. The 2021 FBI Hate Crime statistics for the nation are based on data received from 11,883 of 18,812 law enforcement agencies in the… Continue Reading