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THREE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETAL TRUST, OR WHETHER AI WILL TAKE MY JOB

Worried AI will take your place? I was. I have come to make peace with the indispensable value of human nature on a three-pronged metric: 

Jail, Insurance, and Fable…

Bl(AI)me game: My chatbot did it! Moffatt v. Air Canada
18Feb

Bl(AI)me game: My chatbot did it! Moffatt v. Air Canada

Air Canada blames its chatbot for providing incorrect information. Does the court accept this argument for AI as a distinct legal person? No. Let’s talk about it

Common Sense as a Pre-prompt
19Jan

Common Sense as a Pre-prompt

Common sense as a pre-prompt: The process of creating smarter artificial assistants makes it obvious just how much any human is an expert in the world around us. Many users of intelligent machines to find themselves frustratingly having to spell out obvious details they did not even consider as factors because they are common sense. …

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Prohibited Analytics and A Choix to Make: A French Example
16Jan

Prohibited Analytics and A Choix to Make: A French Example

Today I learned that it is a criminal offence in France to run analytics on any individual judge with the aim of analyzing their professional output. The French criminal offence found in Article 33 of LAW no. 2019-222 of March 23, 2019 criminalizes (with a penalty of up to 5 years imprisonment) the use of …

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UK Artificial Intelligence Guidance for Judicial Office Holders
14Dec

UK Artificial Intelligence Guidance for Judicial Office Holders

The UK Judiciary released the Artificial Intelligence Guide for Judicial Office Holders [Guide] on December 12th, 2023. See the “AI Guidance for Judicial Office Holders” here As a lawyer and an AI entrepreneur I was very impressed with the tone and content of the Guide. Before using any AI tools, ensure you have a basic …

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P(AI)nting by No One: US Court Rules on copyright in AI generated art – THALER v. PERLMUTTER
29Aug

P(AI)nting by No One: US Court Rules on copyright in AI generated art – THALER v. PERLMUTTER

An AI creates a painting-like image. A DC Court rules there is no copyright over the image. Let’s dig deeper…

Assent by Any Other Meme Would Smell as Sweet: A Contract Law Development
12Jul

Assent by Any Other Meme Would Smell as Sweet: A Contract Law Development

A Saskatchewan court rules a thumbs up emoji 👍 constitutes acceptance and signature for forming a contract.

Let’s take a closer look… 🧐

Thesaurus for a Math Exam: A Tale of Using the Wrong tool for the Job and Mata v. Avianca, Inc.
29May

Thesaurus for a Math Exam: A Tale of Using the Wrong tool for the Job and Mata v. Avianca, Inc.

A lawyer used ChatGPT to generate written submissions and the Court caught him.
Has AI failed? Is AI in the legal profession doomed?
No, let me tell you why…

Growing P(ai)ns: Visual Design and Wittgenstein’s beetle
18May

Growing P(ai)ns: Visual Design and Wittgenstein’s beetle

AI Image generation has made its entrance and stuck the landing.
What does this mean for visual design, artists, and those less artistically inclined?

THREE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETAL TRUST, OR WHETHER AI WILL TAKE MY JOB
27Apr

THREE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETAL TRUST, OR WHETHER AI WILL TAKE MY JOB

Worried AI will take your place? I was. I have come to make peace with the indispensable value of human nature on a three-pronged metric:

Jail, Insurance, and Fable…