Here’s the kitchen sink for May 17, 2024 of ten stories that I didn’t get to this week – with another brand-new meme from Gates Dogfish!

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Here is the kitchen sink for May 17, 2024 of ten stories that I didn’t get to this week, with a comment from me about each:

AI systems are getting better at tricking us: For example, GPT-4 came up with lies during a test in which it was prompted to persuade a human to solve a CAPTCHA for it. Ruh-roh. 😮

Somebody Finally Reads Website’s Privacy Policy, and It Pays Off: Somebody promised a bottle of wine in the middle of their company privacy policy to the first person who read it – and it took three months for someone to claim that bottle of wine. Why did that person read it? They were looking for examples on which model their own privacy policy (that probably nobody will read either). 😉

Andrew Haslam’s eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide Q2 2024 Update: Andrew’s Buyer’s Guide for “eDisclosure” – the British equivalent of eDiscovery – is still the most comprehensive buyer’s guide there is, and now it’s a dynamic knowledge base that Rob Robinson continues to publish updates for on his excellent ComplexDiscovery site.

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OpenAI’s Chief Scientist and Co-Founder Is Leaving the Company: The plot twist in the OpenAI “soap opera” we all saw coming. No way that Ilya Sutskever was going to stay after leading an effort to remove Sam Altman as CEO. Hey, maybe they’re setting the stage for a spin-off? 😀

The Global Struggle Against Deepfake Technology: A Critical Overview: Rob Robinson discusses this and – let’s face it – he had me at “deepfake”. Warren Buffett has likened AI’s impact to that of nuclear technology, suggesting it has the power to cause significant harm if not properly managed. Rob’s article also (as usual) has several news sources with additional info to check out.

Senators Propose $32 Billion in Annual A.I. Spending but Defer Regulation: What’s the money for, if not for regulation? Ah – “research and development”. Of course it is. 😐

Experiment with a ChatGPT4 Panel of Experts and Insights into AI Hallucination – Part Two: The conclusion to Ralph Losey’s two-part series on the EDRM blog for AI panels to take one of my jobs. Actually, Ralph says if I want to keep my human panelist job “I’d better be funny”. I think I can handle that! 😀

An A.I. Robot Named Sophia Tells Graduates to Believe in Themselves: Even robots are facing backlash for commencement speeches – more than 2,500 people signed an online petition to replace the robot (named “Sophia”) with a human. No wonder the most common piece of advice given in commencement speeches is “embrace failure”.

The Debate on Data Scraping Was Almost Over—Until Generative AI Rekindled It: Good in-depth article from Cassandre Coyer of Legaltech® News about data scraping, which involves extracting large amounts of data from websites and online platforms. Not sure that I agree that the debate was almost over, but generative AI certainly supercharged it. Ramifications range from legal and ethical considerations to technological impact and anti-scraping technologies.

Rising Cyber Threats in Healthcare: Urgency for Tighter Security Measures: Yes, we need tighter security measures so that our healthcare data won’t be compromised – again! 😉 Another good article by Rob Robinson, which makes three for this week! Where’s coverage of his latest eDiscovery Business Confidence survey? Look for a full post on that next week!

Hope you enjoyed the kitchen sink for May 17, 2024! Back next week with another edition!

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