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The external wealth of nations database

Brookings – Editor’s Note: “For the past several years, Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, now a senior fellow in the Hutchins Center at Brookings, and Philip Lane, now chief economist of the European Central Bank, have been curating a database on external financial assets and liabilities for more than 200 countries that stretches back to 1970—the External Wealth of Nations. The Hutchins Center is now making the entire dataset [Excel download] widely available online and will update it regularly. The EWN provides estimates of each country’s external financial assets and liabilities. These data also yield estimates of each country’s net international investment position (NIIP), the difference between its total external financial assets and its total external liabilities…

Climate Trace

“Climate TRACE is a global coalition created to make meaningful climate action faster and easier by independently tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with unprecedented detail and speed. We harness satellite imagery and other forms of remote sensing, artificial intelligence, and collective data science expertise to track human-caused GHG emissions as they happen. Climate TRACE’s emissions… Continue Reading

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

Study finds remote work is boosting productivity

VentureBeat: “The pandemic is changing tech priorities for many companies, according to a new report from independent research firm Omdia. Enterprises rated cybersecurity and hybrid work as the top initiatives at their organizations, with customer experience, business processes, and better empowering frontline workers following close behind. Omdia’s Future of Work survey, which compiled over 300… Continue Reading

This Calculator Estimates Your Risk of Getting Covid-19

Smithsonian – “The online tool draws on recent data to approximate your chances of contracting the virus in different scenarios. As the Covid-19 Delta variant shifts what we consider to be “safe” and “unsafe” activities, a new online tool called the microCOVID Project is attempting to quantify those evolving risks. The model assesses a given… Continue Reading

The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet

The New York Times – “Apple introduced a pop-up window for iPhones in April that asks people for their permission to be tracked by different apps. Google recently outlined plans to disable a tracking technology in its Chrome web browser. And Facebook said last month that hundreds of its engineers were working on a new… Continue Reading

Citation Stickiness, Computer-Assisted Legal Research, and the Universe of Thinkable Thoughts

Kirschenfeld, Aaron and Chew, Alexa, Citation Stickiness, Computer-Assisted Legal Research, and the Universe of Thinkable Thoughts (April 19, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3860978 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3860978 “Legal information has been available in widespread digital format for more than forty years. In that time, law librarians have wondered whether this digital switch has changed how law students… Continue Reading

Government Lawyers: Technicians, Policy Shapers and Organisational Brakes

Lewis, Philip S.C. and Mulcahy, Linda, Government Lawyers: Technicians, Policy Shapers and Organisational Brakes (January 10, 2021). (2021) 28 International Journal of the Legal Profession 23, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3875350 “Government lawyers have been rather neglected by scholars interested in the workings of the legal profession and the role of professional groups in contemporary society.… Continue Reading