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Daily Archives: February 4, 2024

LLRX January 2024 Issue

LLRX Articles and Columns for January 2024

  • The 2024 ‘Burning Issues’ Confronting Firm LeadersPatrick J, Mckeena and Michael B. Rynowecer
  • AI in Banking and Finance, January 31, 2024 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents, NGO/IGO papers, industry white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources, and as available, indicate links to alternate free versions. Five highlights from this post: The Bloomberg Terminal Now Has AI-Generated Summaries of Earnings Calls; Call for papers on Artificial Intelligence in Finance: Next level of artificial intelligence is difficult for banks; Sustainable Banking: Charting The Future With AI And Data Analytics; More impactful than the internet’: How AI will reshape banking jobs; and The fight against greenwashing starts with AI. Here’s why.
  • Book Review: Transformative Negotiation Strategies for Everyday Change and Equitable FuturesJerry Lawson writes – So you think you know how to negotiate? You’ve done some deals, maybe a lot, maybe some for big bucks. Maybe attended some classes. Maybe read some books. Surely you can’t have all that much left to learn, right? You may see things differently after reading this book. It’s like no other negotiation book I’ve encountered. It’s different because it has an unusual author and an unusual genesis.
  • Each Facebook User is Monitored by Thousands of Companies – Judging from data collected by Facebook and newly described in a unique study by non-profit consumer watchdog Consumer Reports and the Markup, Jon Keegan writes that it’s massive, and examining the data may leave you with more questions than answers.
  • How To Handle the Growing Flood of Leaked Data – This article is an interview by Jon Keegan with Micah Lee, author of a new book on analyzing datasets that were leaked, hacked, or just accidentally left in the open.
  • AI in Banking and Finance, January 15, 2024Four highlights from this post: The Macroeconomics of Artificial Intelligence; AI Tool Helps Fix Faulty Trades Amid Shift to Faster Settlement Times; Scenario Planning for an A(G)I Future; and Are ChatGPT and GPT-4 General-Purpose Solvers for Financial Text Analytics? A Study on Several Typical Tasks.
  • Introducing AI Prompt Worksheets for the Legal Profession – Jennifer (Greig) Wondracek identified that her AI results are much better when she stops and thinks them through, providing a high level of detail and a good explanation of what she want the AI system to produce. So, good law librarian that she is, she created a new form of plan for those who are learning to draft a prompt. And the result is the AI prompt worksheets she shares in this article.
  • What is Normal?Kevin Novak offers an overview and context about key challenges to manage in 2024 including the “seduction of shiny new things,” hybrid work, data risk, and the 24/7 information barrage.
  • Buried under the rubble: Haunted reflections at the turn of the year – The buried children have been haunting Catherine Morris. She states it’s difficult to celebrate the turning of the year while thousands of children remain lost in the rubble of humanitarian catastrophes caused by disasters, political turmoil, and armed conflicts around the world.
  • Jan. 6 was an example of networked incitement – The shocking events of Jan. 6, 2021, signaled a major break from the nonviolent rallies that categorized most major protests over the past few decades. What set Jan. 6 apart was the president of the United States using his cellphone to direct an attack on the Capitol, and those who stormed the Capitol being wired and ready for insurrection. Joan Donovan and her co-authors, a media and disinformation scholar, call this networked incitement: influential figures inciting large-scale political violence via social media.
  • January 1, 2024 Was Public Domain Day – Duke Law School Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Director Jennifer Jenkins heralds that on January 1, 2024 thousands of copyrighted works from 1928 entered the US public domain, along with sound recordings from 1923. They will be free for all to copy, share, and build upon. This year’s highlights include Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence and The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman and Cole Porter’s Let’s Do It, and a trove of sound recordings from 1923. And, of course, 2024 marks the long-awaited arrival of Steamboat Willie – featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse – into the public domain.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues – See the archive to read all Pete’s columns here.® – the free web journal on law, technology, knowledge discovery and research for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academics, and Journalists. Founded in 1996.

“Cast as Criminals, America’s Librarians Rally to Their Own Defense”

The New York Times [read free]: “…As America’s libraries have become noisy and sometimes dangerous new battlegrounds in the nation’s culture wars, librarians like Ms. Neujahr and their allies have moved from the stacks to the front lines. People who normally preside over hushed sanctuaries are now battling groups that demand the mass removal of… Continue Reading

Google’s Location Data Policy Update

EPIC: “In December 2023, Google announced an update to its location data policy to provide users with more control over their sensitive location information. While this seems like a promising step in the right direction, we should be mindful of Google’s long history of failing to uphold its privacy obligations and vigilant in monitoring Google’s… Continue Reading

Is Alexa Always Listening? How to Stop It

MakeUseOf: “Key Takeaways Alexa only starts listening when it hears the wake word, but there have been cases of it misinterpreting sounds and recording conversations. You can stop Alexa from listening by pressing the mute button on your Echo speaker, but this means it won’t respond to voice commands. To enhance your privacy, choose less… Continue Reading

Neck lamps are a bookworm’s best friend

The Verge: “As convenient as e-readers are, I can’t quit actual books. Maybe it’s their reassuring weight, the satisfying crinkle of their pages, their beguiling musk; but there’s something addictive about that combination of paper, ink, and glue. Despite this — and as much as it pains me to say it — physical books aren’t… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 3, 2024

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 3, 2024 – 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

Natural soundscapes from all over the world

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