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Daily Archives: September 3, 2023

The Power of the Prompt: A Special Report on AI for In-House Counsel

Bloomberg Law: “Every couple of decades, technology grabs headlines and takes hold of the collective conversation with developments said to represent a giant leap for mankind. The telephone, electricity, television, personal computers, the internet, smartphones and—some say—artificial intelligence. AI has become a daily news fixture in a short amount of time, embedding itself as an action item on corporate meeting agendas in industries across the globe. We’ve been covering AI and its impact on various aspects of the legal industry for a long time. But we’ve really picked up the pace over the last year with the emergence of generative AI, which goes further than any previous technology to create new text, video and images. Suddenly it’s possible to plug almost any request into an AI prompt, and “send a request” to a model like ChatGPT to draft a letter to a client or distill complex legal ideas into plain English. “The Power of the Prompt” is an interactive special report drawing on the breadth of our recent reporting and analysis. In a pair of stories, reporter Isabel Gottlieb gets a read on where corporate legal departments and legal operations teams stand on embracing AI. And analyst Stephanie Pacheco takes that one step further, outlining the data on just how quickly in-house teams are adapting. The package also includes practical tools and perspectives written by almost two dozen thought leaders and legal experts on considerations for AI in tax, copyright, corporate governance, employment, and more. Regardless of where you are in your understanding of the technology and how it may impact you or the company you advise, our guide to artificial intelligence and the practice of law will help you navigate what’s next”

Dead trees around the world are shocking scientists

Knowable Magazine: “Forests once deemed resilient are suffering surprising die-offs. To predict the fate of the world’s woods in the face of climate change, researchers need to understand how trees die… Some 14 European tree species, mostly beech and spruce, grow here, the subject of a long-term study led by plant ecologist and physiologist Ansgar… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 2, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 2, 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… Continue Reading

IBM promised to back off facial recognition then signed a $69.8M contract to provide it

The Verge: “The company denies its new government deal enables ‘general purpose’ biometric surveillance. Human rights advocates disagree. IBM has returned to the facial recognition market — just three years after announcing it was abandoning work on the technology due to concerns about racial profiling, mass surveillance, and other human rights violations. In June 2020,… Continue Reading

Corporate AI Legal Policies Race to Keep Up With Technology

Bloomberg Law News: “When ChatGPT burst onto the scene last year, in-house lawyers had to scramble to figure out how to govern the use of new generative AI tools, and decide who would take charge of those decisions. Topping their concerns: protecting confidential business and customer data, and establishing human backstops to safeguard against the… Continue Reading

Business Adopting AI Risk a ‘Trust Gap’ with Customers

Salesforce Report: “Businesses could soon face an AI trust gap with customers, according to a new survey of more than 14,000 consumers and business buyers across 25 countries. As brands increasingly adopt AI to increase efficiency and meet increasing customer expectations, nearly three quarters of their customers are concerned about unethical use of the technology.… Continue Reading

Pentagon launches ‘one-stop shop’ for declassified info about UFOs

NBC News: The Defense Department on Thursday unveiled a website that’s intended to serve as a clearinghouse for declassified information about unidentified aerial phenomena. The site, which is being billed as a “one-stop shop” for publicly available records about UFOs, is expected to shed light on the work of an office Congress created last year… Continue Reading