• Here’s the story of Jones Day lawyer Mark Rasmussen’s interest in and practice in blockchain.

 

  • From the International Bar Association (IBA), this discussion of trends in globalization. AI is mentioned as a force somewhat immune to borders. “Now they’re looking at technology, they’re looking at artificial intelligence, and they are concerned that, with technology acquisitions, it’s even easier for a foreign acquirer just to switch activities to another country.”

 

  • Norton Rose posted this notice of Canada’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology conducting its mandatory five-year review of the Copyright Act. “An important goal of this review is to keep Canada’s copyright framework current in light of rapidly evolving digital technology. As the protection and use of artificial intelligence technologies is significantly influenced by both the Patent Act and Copyright Act, this is an important opportunity for artificial intelligence stakeholders to be heard.”

 

 

  • As you’d expect from The New Yorker, here’s a lengthy and interesting post titled, “How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?” (The article appears in the print edition of the May 14, 2018, issue, with the headline “Superior Intelligence”.)