• Governments talking about AI are starting to remind me of the arms race during the Cold War. Here’s an argument that India is not as far behind the US, China and Russia as is generally believed.

 

  • This article from Science shows how AI is capable of negotiation far beyond bidding wars on eBay.

 

  • Analysis of unstructured data is key to content analysis (e.g., legal contracts). In this press release, Aragon Research identifies “Seal Software” as a leader in these analytics.

 

  • Expect a lot of controversy about the recent study in which AI is uses photos of faces to predict sexual orientation with 81% accuracy. It is expected that AI will similarly be able to grossly predict a person’s intelligence.

 

  • Steptoe’s Tony LaRocca is quoted in a September 8 Law360 article titled “Three Takeaways From the Self-Driving Car Bill” saying: “It’s the same basic approach that we have toward regulating [traditional] automobile development. That remains in place. You don’t have to get pre-approval, and there’s no effort to disrupt the basic regulatory regime to cover this new technology. That’s a good thing. There’s a lot to be said for the current way the regulation is imposed on [the automotive industry].”