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The EPO’s Vision (II) – “expert, well supported and motivated staff”

Thorsten BauschPart II (- sorry, this will be a bit longer, but a lot has accumulated recently…) How does the EPO in 2018 fare with regard to the criterion “expert, well supported and motivated staff”? To what extent is it … Continue reading

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Baum, Barrett, & Yampolskiy on Expert Disagreement about Artificial Superintelligence

Seth Baum (Global Catastrophic Risk Institute), Anthony Barrett (Global Catastrophic Risk Institute), & Roman V. Yampolskiy (University of Louisville) have posted Modeling and Interpreting Expert Disagreement About Artificial Superintelligence (Informatica, vol. 41, no. 7 (December 2017), pages 419-428) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: … Continue reading

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Oh, So Everybody’s a Legal Expert Now: Minnesota v. Diamond, Microsoft Ireland, and User-Hostile Path Dependence in the Law

On January 17, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its opinion in State v. Diamond. It affirmed the appellate court’s holding that compelling a defendant to provide a fingerprint to unlock a seized cellphone (for which police had a warrant) did … Continue reading

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FBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Boonrit Panyaphinitnugoon) Federal Bureau of Investigation officials are continuing to voice their displeasure with Apple's approach to iPhone security, with one FBI official reportedly calling the company "jerks" and an "evil genius" this week. Apple … Continue reading

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Illinois Appellate Court Finds that Examining Physician Held Out as Expert is Not Subject to Medical Malpractice

In a medical malpractice case brought against an expert witness who was alleged to have misdiagnosed the plaintiff in a prior malpractice case, Philip W. Sandler sued Jerry J. Sweet, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who was retained as … Continue reading

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