Linked – Deepfakes and fake media are coming for our memories
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Linked – Deepfakes and fake media are coming for our memories

This is going to be very real, very soon. And there’s no reason to think people are going to somehow learn to be more discerning that they are already. “Let’s put this all together. False memories fester when they make sense to our political worldview, when it’s familiar and repeated ad nauseam, when we trust…

I Guess All of Us Night Owls Are Going to Die, Well Maybe Not

I Guess All of Us Night Owls Are Going to Die, Well Maybe Not

I’m sure you’ve all seen the headlines. A recent study has shown that people who identify as night-owls, were 10% more likely to die early or some variation on that. Apparently, we’re all supposed to start being morning people for the sake of longer life, except that’s not exactly what the study proved at all….

Algorithms and the Human Inconsistency Problem

Algorithms and the Human Inconsistency Problem

The other day, as I was perusing various news sources, I happened upon back to back articles from Psychology Today. Now at first glimpse these articles might not seem related, but I think they are. Let me start by talking about Facebook though. Way back in his Harvard days, Mark Zuckerberg, the legend holds, started…

Linked – AI Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm
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Linked – AI Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm

There are a lot of use cases for this type of automated research tool: “You ask your questions in plain English, as you would a colleague, and ROSS then reads through the entire body of law and returns a cited answer and topical readings from legislation, case law and secondary sources to get you up-to-speed…

Linked – This Australian AI Aims to Be a ‘Law Firm Without Lawyers’
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Linked – This Australian AI Aims to Be a ‘Law Firm Without Lawyers’

This is an obvious use of AI in law, allowing clients the ability to respond to questions and get legal documents like a will without the much higher expense of a lawyer’s time. This, is the part that jumped out at me though: “Much of the work these bots, and AI technology in general, do…