• Epstein Becker posted this four-minute video post with firm member, Michelle Capezza, Interview – Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace. It’s about “the future workforce” but barely touches on AI.

 

  • Also from EpsteinHealth Plan Insurance on the Blockchain: An Interview with James Schutzer, Vice President, JDM Benefits. “From the repeal of the individual mandate penalty, expansion of association health plans, State proposals to increase taxes on insurers, referenced-based pricing and new “blockchain” models to purchase services directly for employees, the insured markets will be under increasing stress to survive. It is possible that these trends will accelerate the collapse of the insurance markets and usher in a government provided single payer system, and/or self-directed mode of procuring healthcare via blockchain technology.” (Only a small part of the interview is about blockchain.)

 

  • Knobbe Martens partner Bridget A. Smith authored this story (Cryptocurrency and Blockchain) from the Orange County Business Journal. “…(S)trategic application of IP law is also critical to a robust future for cryptocurrency and other blockchain-related technologies. Protecting IP rights and avoiding potentially infringing activity will become increasingly important to both innovators and prospective investors as blockchain continues to disrupt business as usual.”

 

  • From Michael VolkovArtificial Intelligence, Hype and Financial Misconduct. ” (A)rtificial intelligence or machine learning has had an impact in two areas: financial misappropriation and due diligence.” “Fraud detection requires a holistic approach to harness artificial intelligence and detection strategies.  A multi-layered approach may be an effective way to balance a company’s strategy.  The challenge is to translate artificial intelligence into actionable intelligence.”

 

  • Womble’s Roseyna Jahangir authored this in-depth analysis, Artificial intelligence versus regulation: friends or foes? “By working together to balance potentially competing factors such as technological development and consumer protection, regulators and the industry may be able to provide a stable platform to develop AI, while overcoming or at least assuaging the potential fears of the target audience for these developments. In 2001: a Space Odyssey, the conflict between AI and humans was only resolved by the ‘death’ of the AI. Let’s hope that in real life, a way of co-existence can be found instead.”

 

  • Daniel Millard of Cooley postedAI’ll Be There For You: European Commission Appoints Expert Group to Advise on AI. “With its deep industry knowledge and breadth of industry contacts, the AI HLG will seek to ensure that the Commission achieves its aim of making the EU a world-leader in the development of AI technology.”

 

  • This half hour audio post from Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert (The Geek in Review) summarizes the proceedings of the recent AALL conference, including several AI touchpoints.

 

  • I don’t subscribe to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, but just the title of this article says something about how far we’ve come: Can consent to search be obtained via Google Translate?

 

  • There continues to be a LOT of AI deal volume and, of course, concomitant legal work. According to PwC, Report: AI Drives VC Investment as Canada Hits $900 Million USD for Second Straight Quarter.

 

  • AI you can use! (Well, maybe someday.) In Japan, ‘flying umbrella’ frees hands. “Essentially a small unmanned aircraft, the umbrella utilizes artificial intelligence to hover above users as they walk.”

 

  • In this presentation, (Mark Cuban on dangers of A.I.: If you don’t think Terminator is coming, ‘you’re crazy’) Mark Cuban presents several warnings about AI, from jobs to warfare.