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Daily Archives: January 29, 2020

Artificial intelligence, geopolitics, and information integrity

Brookings – The Global Race for Technological Security – Discover the Security Implications: “The report [142 pages PDF] explores the intersection of AI and information integrity in the specific context of geopolitics. Before addressing that topic further, it is important to underscore that the geopolitical implications of AI go far beyond information. AI will reshape defense, manufacturing, trade, and many other geopolitically relevant sectors. But information is unique because information flows determine what people know about their own country and the events within it, as well as what they know about events occurring on a global scale. And information flows are also critical inputs to government decisions regarding defense, national security, and the promotion of economic growth. Thus, a full accounting of how AI will influence geopolitics of necessity requires engaging with its application in the information ecosystem. This article begins with an exploration of some of the key factors that will shape the use of AI in future digital information technologies. It then considers how AI can be applied to both the creation and detection of misinformation. The final section addresses how AI will impact efforts by nation-states to promote–or impede–information integrity…”

Move Fast and Break Things Law, Technology, and the Problem of Speed

Chesterman, Simon, ‘Move Fast and Break Things’: Law, Technology, and the Problem of Speed (January 8, 2020). NUS Law Working Paper 2020/001. Available at SSRN: or “Since computers entered into the mainstream in the 1960s, the efficiency with which data could be processed has raised regulatory questions. This is well understood with respect… Continue Reading

Correcting the Record: Law Journals and Scholarly Integrity in the Digital Age

Sinder, Janet, Correcting the Record: Law Journals and Scholarly Integrity in the Digital Age (January 17, 2020). Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 623, 2020. Available at SSRN: or “In the age of electronic publications, post-publication correction of errors in law journal articles may seem like a simple, technical matter. Unfortunately, a… Continue Reading

New Solar Telescope Shows Sun’s Surface in Unprecendented High Resolution

BoinbBoing: “The National Science Foundation has just released the very first images of the Sun taken with the new Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii. They are the highest resolution images ever taken of the Sun’s surface, showing three times more detail than was possible using previous imaging techniques. Those cells you see in the image…they’re… Continue Reading

Publishing is an art at the Government Publishing Office

CQRollCall: “On the corner of H Street and North Capitol Street sits a brick building housing the Government Publishing Office. The GPO might be known for publishing and printing important documents like the president’s budget, but the hand binders who work at the GPO are busy behind the scenes adding artful marble trim to some… Continue Reading

Google’s 3D scans recreate historical sites threatened by climate change

engadget: “Google is no stranger to reproducing historical sites online, but it’s now pushing technical boundaries to recreate those sites at risk of vanishing due to the ravages of climate change. It’s launching a “Heritage on the Edge” collection in Arts & Culture that will include over 50 exhibitions illustrating the effect of an evolving… Continue Reading