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Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

Will AI will displace 40 percent of world’s jobs in as soon as 15 years

CBS 60 Minutes report: “…In as soon as 15 years, 40 percent of the world’s jobs could be done by machines, according to one of the world’s foremost experts on artificial intelligence. Kai Fu Lee, a pioneer in AI and venture capitalist based in China makes this prediction in a Scott Pelley report about AI on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., ET/PT on CBS.

“AI will increasingly replace repetitive jobs, not just for blue-collar work, but a lot of white-collar work,” says Lee. “Chauffeurs, truck drivers, anyone who does driving for a living– their jobs will be disrupted more in the 15-25 year time frame,” he tells Pelley. “Many jobs that seem a little bit complex, chef, waiter, a lot of things will become automated … stores … restaurants, and altogether in 15 years, that’s going to displace about 40 percent of the jobs in the world.” When pressed by Pelley about 40 percent of jobs being displaced, Lee says the jobs will be, “displaceable.”

White House legal team prepares aggressive defense of Trump’s executive privilege

Washington Post – “A beefed-up White House legal team is gearing up to prevent President Trump’s confidential discussions with top advisers from being disclosed to House Democratic investigators and revealed in the special counsel’s long-awaited report, setting the stage for a potential clash between the branches of government. The strategy to strongly assert the president’s… Continue Reading

Google Assistant arrives on Google Maps

TechCrunch: “We’ve known for a while now that Google Assistant (the company’s voice-powered AI, à la Siri or Alexa) would eventually be built right into Google Maps. They announced as much at Google I/O 2018, noting at the time that they were aiming for a summer launch. It didn’t happen by summer, but Google says… Continue Reading

Website Accessibility & the Law: Why Your Website Must Be Compliant

Search Engine Journal – “In the U.S., apart from federal, state, and local government websites which must meet Section 508 regulations, there are no enforceable ADA legal standards to follow for website accessibility. However, just because there is no straightforward set of legal requirements for website accessibility does not mean that your business will not… Continue Reading

Why the PDF Is Secretly the World’s Most Important File Format

Motherboard – The story of the PDF, the file format that’s become one of the internet’s defining information tools. It’ll be with us after we’re long gone. “The Portable Document Format, or PDF, is everywhere. But it’s still a format that causes headaches for the average person. Just take former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort,… Continue Reading

The internet feeds on its own dying dreams

The Baffler: “I’m a digital native, older than most. Because my father worked for the federal government, our household was an early adopter of the internet. As I grew up, so did it. When I was a child, for example, the internet was still indexable; you generally found websites through directories and webrings. Favorites meant… Continue Reading

Trump’s Russia Cover-Up By the Numbers – 101 contacts with Russia-linked operatives

The Moscow Project – “…an initiative of the Center for American Progress Action Fund dedicated to analyzing the facts behind Trump’s collusion with Russia and communicating the findings to the public…” Last Updated January 9, 2018 On January 6, 2017, the U.S. intelligence community issued a report that showed there were two campaigns to elect… Continue Reading

United States Congress elections, 2020

Ballotpedia – The encyclopedia of American politics: “A total of 468 seats in the U.S. Congress (33 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 3, 2020. U.S. Senate – There are 11 Democratic seats, 20 Republican seats, and two seats currently waiting to be filled via special election on… Continue Reading

Popular Legal Manuals as Sources and Mechanisms of Acquiring Legal Literacy

Monti, Annamaria, Popular Legal Manuals as Sources and Mechanisms of Acquiring Legal Literacy (January 30, 2018). In M. Korpiola (ed.), Legal Literacy in Premodern European Societies, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2019, pp. 191-209.; Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper Series Number 3292876, November 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3292876 “In this article, I am arguing that we can… Continue Reading