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Monthly Archives: June 2023

‘AI Arms Race’: Privacy Class Action Claims ChatGPT Is ‘Catastrophic Risk to Humanity’ – The lawsuit likens Open AI’s alleged privacy violations to complaints against Clearview AI for scraping photos off the internet for commercial gain: “A proposed class action lawsuit against Open AI and ChatGPT investor Microsoft Corp. is seeking a court order requiring the generative artificial-intelligence platform to stop its alleged secret “harvesting” of personal data, and to immediately put in place safeguards to protect society from “potentially catastrophic risk.” The 151-page complaint, surfaced by Radar and filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claims that ChatGPT scrapes personal information on the internet without consent, and also gathers user data from their products, including the OpenAI website and other APIs and plug-ins…”

The Search for Case Dockets & Documents Around the World

Reposted with permission from AALL Spectrum, Volume 27, Number 6 (July/August 2023), pgs 48-50. By Rachel Green, Faculty Services Librarian; Caitlin Hunter, Reference Librarian; Sherry Leysen, Reference Librarian and Lynn McClelland, Reference Librarian, UCLA, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library Tips for locating court records in non-U.S. jurisdictions (and why we should appreciate PACER more). Legal… Continue Reading

Trump ‘Standing Order’ to Declassify Not Found by DOJ, Intelligence Agency

Bloomberg, Jason Leopold: “A “standing order” that former President Donald Trump has claimed authorized him to instantly declassify documents removed from the Oval Office could not be found by either the Justice Department or Office of Director of National Intelligence. The disclosure by the agencies was made in response to a Freedom of Information Act… Continue Reading

The Scarcest Thing in the World

The Honest Broker – Ted Gioia: “Everybody is trying to kill it—criminals, technocrats, politicians, you name it. Not long ago, Disney was the only company selling a Fantasyland, but now that’s the ambition of every tech empire. The trust crisis could hardly be more intense. But it’s hidden from view because there’s so much information… Continue Reading

Human health depends on thriving oceans

The Lancet, June 7, 2023: Human health depends on thriving oceans: “Healthy oceans, from coastal waters to remote high seas and deep seabed areas, are integral to human health, wellbeing, and survival. Covering over 71% of the Earth’s surface, the oceans serve as an essential carbon sink. Oceans also regulate climate-associated human health risks between… Continue Reading

Federal Judicial Financial Disclosure Reports

“Overview – This site contains financial disclosure reports for judicial officers, including bankruptcy, magistrate, and special trial judges. This site includes all judges’ 2021 and future financial disclosure reports that are currently available for release. Request Additional Reports – Judges’ 2017 to 2020 and judicial employees’ 2017 to 2022 financial disclosure reports are available by… Continue Reading

Generative AI Raises Competition Concerns

“Generative AI has the potential to rapidly transform the way we live, work, and interact. Within just a few months, generative AI chatbots and applications have launched and scaled across industries and reached hundreds of millions of people. AI is increasingly becoming a basic part of daily life. Generative AI depends on a set of… Continue Reading

AI and the Financial System – June 28, 2023

AI and the Financial System – June 28, 2023 – This column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights the fast paced impact of AI on many facets of the global financial system. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources, and as available, indicate links to alternate free versions. Each entry includes the publication name,… Continue Reading