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US 5th Circuit Court seeks regulation on lawyers’ AI use in legal filings

Coin Telegraph: “The suggested regulation would apply to attorneys and litigants without legal representation appearing before the court, obliging them to confirm that filings produced with the help of AI were assessed for precision. A federal appeals court in New Orleans is considering a proposal that would mandate lawyers to confirm whether they utilized artificial… Continue Reading

All Things AI Law Librarian-ish, Generative AI, and Legal Research/Education/Technology

Via LLRX – All Things AI Law Librarian-ish, Generative AI, and Legal Research/Education/Technology – Is better case law data fueling a legal research boom? Recently, Rebecca Fordon noticed a surge of new and innovative legal research tools. Fordon wondered what could be fueling this increase, and set off to find out more. Continue Reading

Lost Women of Science

“Lost Women of Science tells the remarkable stories of groundbreaking women who never got the full recognition they deserved – until now. The Lost Women of Science Initiative is a non-profit educational organization with the overarching goal of inspiring girls and young women — especially those from communities chronically underrepresented in the STEM professions —… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 25, 2023

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 25, 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 complex… Continue Reading

Discarded toys are creating an e-waste disaster. Here’s how to stop it.

Grist – Toys that move, make noise, and light up are winding up in landfills — but they could be recycled, with better policies. “…According to a recent report by the WEEE Forum, a multinational nonprofit organization focused on the management of “waste electrical and electronic equipment,” the world threw out more than 7 billion… Continue Reading

‘Unmasking AI’ and the Fight for Algorithmic Justice

Via LLRX – ‘Unmasking AI’ and the Fight for Algorithmic Justice – Nabiha Syed is the chief executive officer of The Markup. She interviews Dr. Joy Buolamwini who has been thinking about collective harm and AI for years, especially when it comes to algorithmic accountability and justice. Her new book, “Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is… Continue Reading

The political economy of social media

CEPR: The political economy of social media: A new eBook. Filipe Campante, Ruben Durante, Andrea Tesei. 27 Nov 2023. “The emergence of social media has reshaped the way humans communicate, interact and coordinate with each other. Assessing the impact of this transformation on politics has been one of the great social science questions of the… Continue Reading

The Rule of Law Without Separation of Powers: Legality in the Classical Tradition

Vermeule, Adrian, The Rule of Law Without Separation of Powers: Legality in the Classical Tradition (September 28, 2023). Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 23-29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4587125 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4587125  – “Among theorists of legal liberalism, a common assumption is that the rule of law, rightly understood, entails some version of the separation of… Continue Reading

There is a scientific fraud epidemic and we are ignoring the cure

Financial Times [read free] “…As the Oxford university psychologist Dorothy Bishop has written, we only know about the ones who get caught. In her view, our “relaxed attitude” to the scientific fraud epidemic is a “disaster-in-waiting”. The microbiologist Elisabeth Bik, a data sleuth who specialises in spotting suspect images, might argue the disaster is already… Continue Reading

Developing a library strategic response to Artificial Intelligence

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) AI Special Interest Group: “The purpose of this working document is to set out considerations relevant for libraries developing a strategic response to Artificial Intelligence. The text is organised around developing a set of questions that prompt reflection and action (section 4). It is hoped that the… Continue Reading

Report – AI in the Public Interest: Confronting the Monopoly Threat

“The Open Markets Institute and the Center for Journalism and Liberty at Open Markets on November 15, 2023, published a major new report, AI in the Public Interest: Confronting the Monopoly Threat. The report shows how just a handful of Big Tech companies – by exploiting existing monopoly power and aggressively co-opting other actors –… Continue Reading