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Daily Archives: September 4, 2023

AI Litigation Database

“This database presents information about ongoing and completed litigation involving artificial intelligence, including machine learning. It covers cases from complaint forward – as soon as we learn of them – whether or not they generate published decisions. It is intended to be broad in scope, covering everything from algorithms used in hiring and credit and criminal sentencing decisions to liability for accidents involving autonomous vehicles. It also includes some cases concerning statistical analysis and data protection that may not directly involve artificial intelligence, but that are of particular relevance to AI projects. It includes cases addressing whether AIs can be authors of works protected by copyright law, or inventors of inventions protected by patent law, but it does not include litigation concerning patents that may involve artificial intelligence or machine learning. Because some search engines have a difficult time indexing pages that incorporate dynamic content served from another server, the table displayed below is static, and represents the database contents as of October 10, 2022. The dynamic database, complete with search form, can be accessed here.

Global Forest Watch Map

“Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world. Thousands of people around the world use GFW every day to monitor and manage forests, stop illegal… Continue Reading

TEMPO – Nitrogen Dioxide Air Pollution Over North America

NASA: “The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument collected its “first light” measurements of nitrogen dioxide air pollution over North America on August 2, 2023. Beginning at 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time (8:15 AM Pacific Time), the instrument scanned the continent every hour for six consecutive hours. TEMPO measures sunlight reflected and scattered off… Continue Reading

California Wildfire + Landscape Resilience Interagency Treatment Dashboard

“As California works toward ambitious wildfire and landscape resilience goals, transparency and effective planning tools are critical to success. This beta version of the California Wildfire and Landscape Interagency Treatment Dashboard, for the first time ever in California, provides a single source for displaying recently completed (2022) forest and wildland projects from over a dozen… Continue Reading

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Federal Judges

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Federal Judges by James E. Baker, Laurie N. Hobart, Matthew Mittelsteadt – Judges must understand how AI works, its applications, its implications for the fact-finding process, and its risks. They should be able to answer the following four questions in context: 1. How is AI being used in court… Continue Reading

Loquacity and visible emotion: ChatGPT as a policy adviser

VoxEU CEPR: “Can ChatGPT really outperform humans in complex, creative, tacit-knowledge writing tasks? This column asks the app to compose a policy brief for the Board of the Bank of Italy. ChatGPT can accelerate workflows by providing well-structured content suggestions, and by producing extensive, linguistically correct text in a matter of seconds. It does, however,… Continue Reading

The effect of copyright on the digitisation and availability of visual artworks

 Centre for Economic Policy Research: “There is an ongoing debate on the need for protection of creative works to ensure availability and distribution. This column exploits a change in copyright protection in the US to examine how copyright affects the digitisation and distribution of artworks over the internet. The authors find a strong increase in… Continue Reading

Bosses mean it this time: Return to the office or get a new job!

Washington Post via MSN: “…The new pushes for in-person work mark a major shift as executives directly acknowledge the challenges with the model — in some cases saying productivity has declined, and citing fewer opportunities for spontaneous collaboration, mentorship and connection-building. Meanwhile, employers have new leverage as the labor market has cooled, leaving workers less… Continue Reading

Invasive species costing the world at least $423bn every year

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and their Control: “…Nearly 80% of the documented impacts of invasive alien species on nature’s contributions to people are also negative – especially through damage to food supplies – such as the impact of the European shore crab (Carcinus… Continue Reading