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Daily Archives: February 23, 2021

Flim, an Intelligent Movie Screenshot Search Engine “Flim is a movie search engine currently in beta that returns screenshots from movies based on keywords like “clock” or “tree”…You can filter results by things like genre, year, and film ratio. You can search by color and within movies, e.g. “tuxedo” in Titanic..”

Flim is the answer to the statement: images are everywhere: movies, TV, movie clips, internet. Images are needed at every creative process level. From fashion and design, via cinema and music video. Flim is the best tool for iconographic search…over 50,000 HD screen shots provided daily. Stills come from movies, documentaries and soon from Ads and music videos. Each picture is registered by film, director, DOP, actor, genre, style topics, release date…”

Artificial Intelligence and Legal Disruption: A New Model for Analysis

Liu, Hin-Yan and Maas, Matthijs M. and Danaher, John and Scarcella, Luisa and Lexer, Michaela and Van Rompaey, Léonard, Artificial Intelligence and Legal Disruption: A New Model for Analysis (September 16, 2020). Law, Innovation and Technology 12, no. 2 (September 16, 2020): 205–58. , Available at SSRN: “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest… Continue Reading

Flood Factor – Find your home’s Flood Factor

“Flood Factor is a free online tool created by the nonprofit First Street Foundation that makes it easy for Americans to find their property’s risk of flooding and understand how flood risks are changing because of a changing environment. Flood Factor was created to make the most cutting edge flood science. First Street Foundation aims… Continue Reading

A new browser extension blocks any websites that use Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Amazon

The Verge: “The Economic Security Project is trying to make a point about big tech monopolies by releasing a browser plugin that will block any sites that reach out to IP addresses owned by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Amazon. The extension is called Big Tech Detective, and after using the internet with it for a… Continue Reading

AI can write a passing college paper in 20 minutes AI manages to score a “C” average across four subjects, failing only one paper. Feedback on human and AI papers looks remarkably similar. AI wrote shallow, less descriptive papers, compared to its human counterparts. “A world where computers think like humans is no longer limited to science fiction movies. The world has been in… Continue Reading

Trump reported making more than $1.6 billion while president

CREW: “Donald Trump reported making more than $1.6 billion in outside revenue and income during his four years as President of the United States, according to a review of his financial disclosures by CREW. While Trump publicly took credit for donating his taxpayer-funded salary, that ended up being less than 0.1% of the revenue and… Continue Reading

State of California Releases New Employer Portal to Assist With COVID-19 Compliance

National Law Review: “As the state of California approaches one year of being under various shelter-in-place orders, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency and the Department of Industrial Relations have consolidated resources for employers into a new website. The site provides information on how to ensure a safer and healthier workplace. It also has information on… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Nominations, 1789 to 2020: Actions by the Senate, the Judiciary Committee, and the President

CRS – Supreme Court Nominations, 1789 to 2020:Actions by the Senate, the Judiciary Committee, and the President, Updated February 23, 2021: “The process of appointing Supreme Court Justices has undergone changes over two centuries, but its most basic feature, the sharing of power between the President and Senate, has remained unchanged. To receive a lifetime… Continue Reading

Side effects, transmission, efficacy: What do we know about the COVID-19 vaccine now?

WHYY – PBS: “Several listeners also had questions about vaccine effectiveness and clinical trial reports. What do companies mean when they say their vaccines are 95% effective? First of all: Effectiveness and efficacy aren’t exactly the same thing. A vaccine’s efficacy tells us how well it worked to prevent disease in people in clinical trials,… Continue Reading