A Google official, requesting anonymity to discuss the sensitive issue, said the company would not have joined the drone project last year had the principles already been in place. The work comes too close to weaponry, even though the focus is on non-offensive tasks, the official said Thursday. … [Read more...] about Google Bars Uses Of Its Artificial Intelligence Tech In Weapons
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Isaac Asimov, in 1942, propounded the ‘three laws of robotics’ which greatly focussed on keeping a product of technology as subordinate to the human mind. On similar lines, first and foremost, it is crucial to ensure that an AI system is explicitly subject to all the laws of the land to which its human operator is subject. Secondly, the government must put in place adequate safeguards in the form of prior intimation of extraction of information to individual users i.e., to the source of information. Artificial intelligence is the future and there is no denial from the author, but in our quest of replacing ‘human errors’ with smart technology and strong AI, we need to move slow and keep abreast with the parallel needs of upgrading the laws and literary framework in the country. … [Read more...] about India’s ‘Unregulated’ Tryst with Artificial Intelligence: Looking Into Future Without A Law?
K&L Gates chairman and global managing partner Peter Kalis said in the press release that the ethical questions involve the intersection of law and technology. “As a society,” he said, “our ethical choices in this field will greatly influence what kind of world we will have. Its values. Its culture. Its laws. And, ultimately, its humanity.” … [Read more...] about Research center on ethics of artificial intelligence is created with $10M grant from BigLaw firm
The technology boom was just beginning with the emergence of email and personal computers. Jay Leib was working for Record Technologies Inc. as director of software sales and training in 1999, and the company was scanning documents into databases for clients. At one point the company printed and scanned legal documents related to a lawsuit with Microsoft. Leib thought that was inefficient, a waste of time and paper.So he and his business partner, Dan Roth, decided to create a program that would help lawyers manage electronic documents for litigation. Their idea led them to purchase an e-discovery application. By 2000, Leib and his partner launched their own creation, Discovery Cracker. … [Read more...] about How artificial intelligence is transforming the legal profession
The WIPO study analysed international patent filings, scientific publications, litigation filings and acquisition activity, and found there had been as many patent applications for AI since 2013 as in the half century since the term was coined in the 1950s. … [Read more...] about U.S., China take the lead in race for artificial intelligence