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AI judges, law firm automation software, the cultural movements destined to reshape future laws—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the evolution and practice of law.

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https://singularityhub.com/2018/06/06/the-biggest-new-laws-to-regulate-tech-giants-and-why-they-matter/#sm.0000uhujtmo5qe17uci2034tixmtc
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SingularityHub
Cars were as novel and exciting an invention in the 18th century as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are now—but today’s tech is proving harder for regulators to keep a handle on. As technology continues to infuse our lives, the race to make sure it’s as safe and fair as possible will continue.
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https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252475371/Stanford-University-finds-that-AI-is-outpacing-Moores-Law
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ComputerWeekly
Every three months, the speed of artificial intelligence computation doubles, according to Standford University’s 2019 AI Index report.
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http://suitpossum.blogspot.com/2015/03/bitcoin-power-dynamics.html
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Suit Possum
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45476865
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BBC
Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation committing California to carbon-free electricity by 2045.
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https://www.economist.com/asia/2019/09/12/japanese-law-and-social-mores-still-treat-users-of-soft-drugs-severely
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The Economist
Woe betide any celebrity caught with a spliff | Asia
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http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2013/07/new-rent-laws-aim-keep-paris-becoming-only-rich/6187/
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CityLab
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-fakenews-idUSKBN1Y3093
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Reuters
Singapore instructed Facebook on Friday to publish a correction on a user's social media post under a new "fake news" law, raising fresh questions about how the company will adhere to government requests to regulate content.
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Social media companies have ignited debate among US legal scholars about whether the First Amendment should apply to social media.
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/30/drug-laws-international-study-tough-policy-use-problem
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The Guardian
Eight month study shows legalisation policies do not result in wider use, and the US should be watched with interest
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https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center/2018/07/26/artificial-intelligence-law-is-here-part-one/
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Above The Law
Law is being developed now, in order to set the rules of the road for the usage of AI. And we as lawyers should recognize it as a specific discipline.
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/02/as-economies-reopen-its-the-law-of-the-jungle-for-workers/
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Foreign Policy
Governments and companies are returning to business at many different speeds. All worry that something might go wrong.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/29/first-eu-wide-climate-law-to-set-net-zero-carbon-target-by-2050
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The Guardian
Plan is part of green new deal but campaigners say it is not enough to tackle climate crisis
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https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/22/17140166/climate-change-lawsuit-exxon-juliana-liability-kids
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Vox
Kids, farmers, fishermen, cities, and states are suing the fossil fuel industry and governments. Could they win?
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https://ark-invest.com/analyst-research/ai-training/
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ARK Invest
Based on the pace of AI training cost declines, AI is in very early days. ARK believes AI will scale from $1 trillion to $30 trillion by 2037.
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https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/11/lawmakers-propose-bill-limiting-governments-use-facial-recognition/161327/
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Nectgov
The legislation would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before conducting facial recognition surveillance.
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/economy/real-estate-commissions/index.html
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CNN Business
For decades, Realtors have managed to keep commissions at a nearly flat 3% for each the seller's and buyer's agents, even as the internet has allowed homebuyers to do much more of the legwork on their own. A new lawsuit takes aim at that longstanding business model.
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https://digiday.com/marketing/cheatsheet-internet-giants-weigh-u-s-privacy-law/
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Digiday
Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Charter, Google and Twitter prefer a federal privacy law instead of state-specific regulations.
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https://www.geekwire.com/2016/guest-post-laws-mixed-reality-mixed-reality-without-rose-colored-glasses/
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Geekwire
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30140596
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BBC
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-energy/france-sets-2050-carbon-neutral-target-with-new-law-idUSKCN1TS30B
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Reuters
French lawmakers on Thursday voted into law the first article in a climate and energy package that sets goals for France to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and go carbon-neutral by 2050 in line with the 2015 Paris climate agreement.