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Daily Archives: March 24, 2024

Climate change is shifting the zones where plants grow

Via LLRX – Climate change is shifting the zones where plants grow – With the arrival of spring in North America, many people are gravitating to the gardening and landscaping section of home improvement stores, where displays are overstocked with eye-catching seed packs and benches are filled with potted annuals and perennials. But some plants that once thrived in your yard may not flourish there now. To understand why, Dr. Matt Kasson looks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent update of its plant hardiness zone map, which has long helped gardeners and growers figure out which plants are most likely to thrive in a given location.

Review – Law Democratized: A Blueprint For Solving The Justice Crisis

Via LLRX – Review – Law Democratized: A Blueprint For Solving The Justice Crisis – Jerry Lawson rhetorically asks Is anyone in the country better qualified than Renee Knake Jefferson to write about access to justice? Professor of Law at the University of Houston, co-reporter for the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services,… Continue Reading

Financial Times tests an AI chatbot trained on decades of its own articles

The Verge: “Subscribers can use Ask FT to answer questions about recent events or broader topics covered by the Financial Times. The Financial Times has a new generative AI chatbot called Ask FT that can answer questions its subscribers ask. Similar to generalized AI bots (like ChatGPT, Copilot, or Gemini), users can expect a curated… Continue Reading

FBI Crime Data Explorer

“The Crime Data Explorer (CDE) is the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s dynamic solution to presenting crime data in a more immediate venue that reflects the constant change in the nation’s crime circumstance. The CDE pages provide a view of estimated national and state data, reported agency-level crime statistics, and graphs of specific variables… Continue Reading

Claude 3 Generated a Law Review Article

Via Sarah Gotschall, LinkedIn: Claude 3 Generated a Law Review Article – “While taking a break from writing memos and analyzing news articles, Claude 3 wrote a law review article on a randomly chosen topic – Bloodlines Over Merits: Exposing the Discriminatory Impact of Legacy Preferences in College Admissions. I gave old Claude a fancier… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 23, 2024

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 23, 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

General Motors Quits Sharing Driving Behavior With Data Brokers

“General Motors said Friday that it had stopped sharing details about how people drove its cars with two data brokers that created risk profiles for the insurance industry. The decision followed a New York Times report this month that G.M. had, for years, been sharing data about drivers’ mileage, braking, acceleration and speed with the… Continue Reading

US hits new low in World Happiness Report

“The World Happiness Report 2024 is a partnership among Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the World Happiness Report’s Editorial Board. The World Happiness Report has become an indispensable resource for satisfying the growing global interest in prioritizing happiness — or wellbeing — in government policymaking. Gallup’s World… Continue Reading