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Daily Archives: August 6, 2023

The State of State AI Laws

Tech Policy Press: “Lots of voices are calling for the regulation of artificial intelligence. In the US, at present it seems there is no federal legislation close to becoming law. But in 2023 legislative sessions in states across the country, there has been a surge in AI laws proposed and passed, and some have already taken effect. To learn more about this wave of legislation, I spoke to two people who just posted a comprehensive review of AI laws in US states: Katrina Zhu, a law clerk at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and a law student at the UCLA School of Law, and EPIC senior counsel Ben Winters. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of the discussion…”

Authors Like Me Are Fighting the Book-Ban Zealots. We Need Help.

Mother Jones – Dashka Slater: “…The American Library Association reports that more than 2,500 books were challenged in 2022, a big uptick from the already astonishing 1,858 challenged in 2021, which was already five times the number challenged in 2019. Last year, some 41 percent of challenged books were by or about LGBTQ people, and… Continue Reading

Law Schools Split on ChatGPT in Admissions Essays

Inside Higher Education: “As ChatGPT becomes commonplace among legal professionals, law schools are divided on whether to allow students to use the artificial intelligence tool in the admissions process. A week after the University of Michigan Law School announced the AI tool would be banned in law school applications, Arizona State University Law School took… Continue Reading

Best Of 7 “Best” AI Legal Assistants

Unite AI: “In the fast-paced world of legal practice, keeping up with the demands of case management, research, and client communication can be challenging. Artificial intelligence has stepped in to alleviate some of these challenges by providing AI-powered legal assistant tools. These tools are designed to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and assist law professionals in… Continue Reading

ABA Task Force on Law, Society and the Judiciary report recommends judicial improvements

“The American Bar Association Task Force on Law, Society and the Judiciary, formed in 2022 to identify and recommend concrete steps to improve the public’s trust and understanding of the judiciary, issued its final report with specific recommendations for advancing public confidence in the judiciary. The report addresses areas of concern including the confirmation process,… Continue Reading

Health Care’s Intertwined Colossus

American Prospect magazine: How decades of policy failures led to the ever-powerful UnitedHealth Group – “…Today, United is the fifth-largest public company in the U.S., bigger than JPMorgan Chase. Its insurance products serve 50 million members, more than the population of Spain, and its $186 billion health services division, Optum, has 103 million patients, more… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 6, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 6, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading