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Blake Dowling: Legal artificial intelligence

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I was meeting with the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s Communications Committee; there was some brainstorming about session ideas for the upcoming Chamber Conference. There were some thoughts thrown out, and quite a few comments were made. Then someone said, “how about automation and artificial intelligence.” Suddenly, a surge of ideas and thoughts hit the room like a vicious uppercut from Mike Tyson circa 1999. All industries went into the mix: retail, auto, construction, medical and legal. We are on the…

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Blake Dowling: Hacking, weaponized artificial intelligence, ransomware and other fun just for you

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Breaches, hacking, ransomware, cyber threats, weaponized AI, smart toothbrushes are but a few examples of scary tech out there to make your day less than fantastic. Weapons systems that think on its own are in production, with governments racing to catch up on how to regulate these fast-paced advancements. Police and military already use drones and robots to eliminate threats, but (as far as we know) it’s hardware controlled by humans. For example, in the Republic of Texas, police this…

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Blake Dowling: Artificial intelligence – curing cancer, or world domination?

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I made a strategic decision Sunday; to sit out the second round of presidential debates. Instead, I enjoyed a fascinating expose on artificial intelligence (AI) on “60 Minutes.” We all have pre-conceived notions about AI. Stephen Hawking has said when machines are smarter than us, it will bring about the end of the world. Specifically: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Most of us are familiar with the fictitious Terminator film and…

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Microsoft axes chatbot that learned a little too much online

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OMG! Did you hear about the artificial intelligence program that Microsoft designed to chat like a teenage girl? It was totally yanked offline in less than a day, after it began spouting racist, sexist and otherwise offensive remarks. Microsoft said it was all the fault of some really mean people, who launched a “coordinated effort” to make the chatbot known as Tay “respond in inappropriate ways.” To which one artificial intelligence expert responded: Duh! Well, he didn’t really say that.…

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