Articles and Columns for November 2023
- AI in Banking and Finance, November 30, 2023 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government reports, industry white papers, academic papers and speeches on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources, and as available, indicate links to alternate free versions. Four highlights from this post: The Robots Will Insider Trade; AI’s Reverberations across Finance; JPMorgan Says AI Technology Is Starting to Generate Revenue; and BankThink Gen AI is the key to making Gen Z love banks.
- Book Review – The Legal Tech Ecosytem – Colin Levy’s extensive experience makes him well qualified to write about lawyer use of technology, and Jerry Lawson’s assessment is that this new book provides a clear-eyed view of how lawyers are using technology today and how they should use it tomorrow.
- Violence Against Women and International Law – LLRX is curating research sources for their relevance and relationship to this site’s Israel-Hamas War Project articles. This guide by Sabrina I. Pacifici will be updated moving forward and currently includes 8 pertinent sources comprising government reports, academic papers, reviews of UN/NGO programs, news, databases, analysis and commentary.
- All Things AI Law Librarian-ish, Generative AI, and Legal Research/Education/Technology – Is better case law data fueling a legal research boom? Recently, Rebecca Fordon noticed a surge of new and innovative legal research tools. Fordon wondered what could be fueling this increase, and set off to find out more.
- Research Guide: Law of International Armed Conflict – High emotions generated by the Israel-Hamas conflict make this a time of wild claims and counterclaims. Few subjects are timelier and more critical than the Law of Armed Conflict, (LOAC), frequently referred to as the Law of War, (LOW). The concept is sometimes referred to by a better name, International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Researching LOAC/LOW/IHL can challenge U.S. researchers and lawyers. There are no codified statutes or well-organized case law of the types familiar to most U.S. researchers. Our goal, Jerry Lawson and Sabrina I. Pacifici, is to make it easier for policymakers, diplomats, analysts, reporters, scholars, and the public at large to find objective, accurate, and actionable information concerning the Israel-Hamas conflict.
- The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk – Do you know what the padlock symbol in your internet browser’s address bar means? If not, you’re not alone. New research by Fiona Carroll and her colleagues shows that only 5% of UK adults understand the padlock’s significance. This is a threat to our online safety.
- Using FOIA Libraries to Your Advantage – Lisa DeLuca – October 3, 2023 NFOIC. Presented at the National FOIA Summit ’23, on October 4, 2023. This Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guide is in PDF format.
- Hamas isn’t the first military group to hide behind civilians as a way to wage war – Benjamin Jensen, a war strategy expert from American University School of International Service who served 20 years in the military, explains that civilians often become pawns in war when one side does not have a military advantage against a stronger adversary – and looks for other ways to weaken their opponent.
- Unmasking AI’ and the Fight for Algorithmic Justice – Nabiha Syed is the chief executive officer of The Markup. She interviews Dr. Joy Buolamwini who has been thinking about collective harm and AI for years, especially when it comes to algorithmic accountability and justice. Her new book, “Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines,” is a must-read exploration of how broad swaths of humanity are vulnerable in a world that is rapidly adopting AI tools. We, like Buolamwini, are optimists: We can demand a better path than the one we’re on, but that requires us thinking collectively, participating, and innovating in a different way than we have in the past.
- The Tech at ‘Cop Con’: Cigarette Carton Trackers, VR for School Shootings, and ‘Peacekeeper Batons’ – Ese Olumhense a reporter at The Markup gives us an overview of how the International Association of Chiefs of Police brings police leadership and tech vendors together at its annual conference, where clear trends about the future of law enforcement emerged.
- AI in Banking and Finance – November 16, 2023 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents and reports, industry white papers and academic papers on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. Five highlights from this post: Bias, fairness, and other ethical dimensions in artificial intelligence; US Warns EU’s Landmark AI Policy Will Only Benefit Big Tech; Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr said generative artificial intelligence could lead to a cybersecurity “arms race” for bank; Exporting the Surveillance State via Trade in AI; and Does Human-Algorithm Feedback Loop Lead to Error Propagation? Evidence from Zillow’s Zestimate.
- Israel-Hamas War Project – With our new Israel-Hamas War Project we are doing what we can to help Truth catch up with Falsehood. Our goal is to document accurate, timely and actionable resources for researchers. We hope that providing this guide will assist policymakers, diplomats, analysts, journalists, scholars, and the public. Improved understanding of the law of war should raise the level of public discussion and facilitate better decision-making at this critical time.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 25, 2023 – Four highlights from this week: Secretive White House Surveillance Program Gives Cops Access to Trillions of US Phone Records; Commercial Flights Are Experiencing ‘Unthinkable’ GPS Attacks and Nobody Knows What to Do; ChatGPT Has Been Turned Into A Social Media Surveillance Assistant; and Microsoft lays hands on login data: Beware of the new Outlook.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 18, 2023 – Four highlights from this week: AI Guide for Government, A Living and Evolving Guide to the Application of Artificial Intelligence for the U.S. Federal Government; The A.I. Dilemma: Growth versus Existential Risk; The world is locked in a race, and competition, over dominance in AI; and Nontraditional Data, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing in Macroeconomics.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 11, 2023 – Four highlights from this week: Every car is a smart car, and it’s a privacy nightmare; Cybercriminals Are Using Siri and Google Voice Assistants To Scam People; NIST releases revised cyber requirements for controlled unclassified information; and DELETE Act closes ‘big loophole’ and tightens regulations on data brokers.
- Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 4, 2023 – Four highlights from this week: New Law Library Report Examines Cybersecurity Laws of Several Countries; Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month Toolkit; Microsoft Exposes Octo Tempest, One of the Most Dangerous Financial Threat Actors to Date; and People Search Data Brokers, Stalking, and ‘Publicly Available Information’ Carve-Outs.
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