Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Category Archives: AI

Five charts that reveal the geography of the AI economy

Brookings: “Earlier this month, Brookings Metro published a data-driven snapshot of the growth and geography of the emerging artificial intelligence (AI) economy in the United States. Artificial intelligence R&D and commercialization are on the rise. The AI industry is growing rapidly, with AI-related projects accounting for a substantially larger share of federal research and development… Continue Reading

LegalRuleML Core Specification Version 1.0

Oasis Open: “…Legal texts, e.g. legislation, regulations, contracts, and case law, are the source of norms, guidelines, and rules. As text, it is difficult to exchange specific information content contained in the texts between parties, to search for and extract structured the content from the texts, or to automatically process it further. Legislators, legal practitioners,… Continue Reading

Companies Need More Workers. Why Do They Reject Millions of Résumés?

WSJ – “Automated-hiring systems are excluding many people from job discussions at a time when additional employees are desperately needed. Companies are desperate to hire, and yet some workers still can’t seem to find jobs. Here may be one reason why: The software that sorts through applicants deletes millions of people from consideration. Employers today… Continue Reading

Automated hiring software is mistakenly rejecting millions of viable job candidates

The Verge: “Automated resume-scanning software is contributing to a “broken” hiring system in the US, says a new report from Harvard Business School. Such software is used by employers to filter job applicants, but is mistakenly rejecting millions of viable candidates, say the study’s authors. It’s contributing to the problem of “hidden workers” — individuals… Continue Reading

AI Policy and Research Clinic

“The Berkman Klein Center, in collaboration with the City of Helsinki’s Education Division and the AI-transparency company Saidot, hosted a virtual AI Policy Research Clinic to study the ethical governance of artificial intelligence-enhanced technologies deployed to support learning, student wellbeing, and retention in Helsinki’s vocational schools. Part of a Global Network of Internet & Society… Continue Reading

EPIC Obtains Documents About DC’s Use of Automated ‘Risk Scores’ for Public Benefit Recipients

“EPIC, through a freedom of information request, has obtained new records about the D.C. Department of Human Services’ use of automated systems to track and assign “risk score[s]” to recipients of public benefits. The documents show that DCDHS has contracted with Pondera, a Thomson Reuters subsidiary, for case management software and a tool known as… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 28, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 28, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Facial Recognition Technology: Current and Planned Uses by Federal Agencies

Facial Recognition Technology: Current and Planned Uses by Federal Agencies GAO-21-526 Published: Aug 24, 2021. “Recent advancements in facial recognition technology have increased its accuracy and its usage. Our earlier work has included examinations of its use by federal law enforcement, at ports of entry, and in commercial settings. For this report, we surveyed 24… Continue Reading

Now that machines can learn, can they unlearn?

Ars Technica – Researchers see if they can remove sensitive data without retraining AI from scratch: “Companies of all kinds use machine learning to analyze people’s desires, dislikes, or faces. Some researchers are now asking a different question: How can we make machines forget? A nascent area of computer science dubbed machine unlearning seeks ways… Continue Reading

Machines Learning the Rule of Law – EU Proposes the World’s first Artificial Intelligence Act

Via LLRX – Machines Learning the Rule of Law – EU Proposes the World’s first Artificial Intelligence Act – Sümeyye Elif Biber is a PhD Candidate in Law and Technology at the Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa. In 21 April 2021, the European Commission (EC) proposed the world’s first Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA). The proposal has… Continue Reading

AALL 2021 Annual Meeting Program Recap – Brief Analyzers: The Next Level of Bots Doing Legal Research

FCILSIS Blog – By Jennifer Allison – Description of the program, provided by the presenters: Legal research vendors have taken new steps to integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning in their products. The latest development is brief analysis tools that read a document and formulate searches with little to no additional human input. This session… Continue Reading