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The dawn of a new Big Tech regulatory era?

January 6th, 2019 at 1:01 am » Comments Off

At the ShellyPalmer Innovation Series Breakfast at CES 2018, I had a Socratic discussion about the influence of the big technology platforms and other emerging technologies on our lives and the need for responsible innovation with David Sapin, US Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC. We also talked about the growing “techlash” buzz for more industry […]



Chinese internet court uses blockchain to protect online writers intellectual property

December 16th, 2018 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

An Internet Court in Hangzhou, Eastern China, has turned to blockchain to fight piracy at the expense of online writers, English-language media outlet China.org.cn reports Dec. 8. China has reportedly “set up three Internet courts in Hangzhou, Beijing and Guangzhou.” Internet Courts are courts expressly intended to manage internet-related cases and allow plaintiffs to file […]



How Millennials are reshaping the practice of law

December 4th, 2018 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Smart, hard-working but forward-thinking Millennials are changing the culture of law. Headlines are filled with the impact Millennials are having on the status quo. Said to be changing the way of the workplace, they are typically characterized as less “pushy” than previous generations while holding stronger convictions. Millennials are now set to define a new […]



This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

December 1st, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Technology is revolutionizing the work we do and how we do it. Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are taking over menial and repetitive tasks, leaving humans to concentrate on work that requires critical thinking. But as machines become better at imitating human intelligence, they’re beginning to do more and more thinking for us.



Can tiny doses of magic mushrooms unlock creativity?

November 3rd, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Preliminary study suggests that ‘microdoses’ of psychedelics may enhance a person’s creative problem solving abilities The use of minute doses of magic mushrooms and truffles containing psychedelic substances could induce a state of unconstrained thought that may produce more new, creative ideas. ‘Microdosing’ in this way may allow people to experience the creative benefits of […]



55% of America’s billion dollar startups have an immigrant founder

November 2nd, 2018 at 8:53 am » Comments Off

Uber logo seen on a car door in Kiev, Ukraine. Garrett Camp, an immigrant from Canada, is one of Uber’s founders. (Photo by Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) What would America lose if we blocked refugees and family-sponsored and employment-based immigrants from coming to the United States? For starters, we would likely lose more […]



A California law now means chatbots have to disclose they’re not human

November 2nd, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

There’s nothing loljk about Microsoft’s teenage chatbot, Zo. California governor Jerry Brown signed regulations into law last Friday (Sept. 30) that should make it easier for Californians to know whether they’re speaking to a human or a bot. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2019—Botageddon, as we’re going to call it—and could […]



You can bring your weed to the LA airport now

October 3rd, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

LAX is totally cool with passengers packing it in their carry-ons—but if it’s illegal where you land, that’s on you. It looks like travelers in Los Angeles won’t have to cram their weed inside balled-up socks or stash it in their ibuprofen bottles next time they fly—because LAX is totally chill about bringing pot into […]



How Puerto Rico became the newest tax haven for the super rich

September 22nd, 2018 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).



The ‘deep web’ may be 500 times bigger than the normal web. Its uses go well beyond buying drugs

September 9th, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

The dark web is a hidden portion of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. TOR, or The Onion Router, is a popular anonymous browsing network used to connect to the dark web. While the dark web offers anonymity and a way to bypass internet censorship, it is commonly associated with illegal […]



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