Law & Tech News

  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 1-7 June 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Machine Learning software What Explainable AI fails to explain (and how we fix that) https://towardsdatascience.com/what-explainable-ai-fails-to-explain-and-how-we-fix-that-1e35e37bee07 alvinwan/neural-backed-decision-trees: Making decision trees competitive with neural networks on CIFAR10, CIFAR100, TinyImagenet200, Imagenet https://github.com/alvinwan/neural-backed-decision-trees Machine learning based on neural networks with interpretability capabilities are very useful for mission critical, real world applications of AI, where the results of the predictive…

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  • LEGAL TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 25–29 May 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    Mobile Contact Tracing Apps     Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Member States have begun to assess the potential of digital solutions, as key elements of their national crisis management strategy. To this end, EU Commission has already published Recommendations and Guidance for the development of a common EU approach for the use…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 26-1 June 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Space ESA - Tiny crown at heart of miniature space thruster https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Space_Engineering_Technology/ Scientists at the European Space Agency have created a miniaturized ion thruster that’s capable of keeping a satellite steady while in Earth’s orbit. Barriers to entry for small satellites will fall even further and allow more participants in this sector, which however may…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 18-25 May 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

      Doctors Are Using Mixed Reality to Treat COVID-19 Patients https://futurism.com/neoscope/doctors-mixed-reality-treat-covid19-patients The Microsoft goggles let the wearer communicate with colleagues or request information like x-ray results from technicians waiting safely in a different room Given how much critical assets doctors are for the the health systems, this operation mode is here to stay; the only…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 12-19 May 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Exclusive: Tesla's secret batteries aim to rework the math for electric cars and the grid - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-tesla-batteries-exclusive/exclusive-teslas-secret-batteries-aim-to-rework-the-math-for-electric-cars-and-the-grid-idUSKBN22Q1WC Tesla  plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next that it expects will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline models,…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 4-11 May 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Biotech   Can gender-bending Israeli superprawns help feed the world?  | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/can-gender-bending-israeli-super-prawns-help-feed-the-world/ Creating Single-sex populations of genetically mutated prawns, despite being a very popular food, will definitely trigger various reactions, however, it will offer tremendous ecological and economic advantages in food production, however we may see many other similar interventions after this attempt…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 27 April – 3 May 2020 , by Stelios Iordanis

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/get-ready-slaughterhouse-robots-ease-americas-meat-processing-crisis   The world's largest meat producer, is preparing to install robots in slaughterhouses to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among human employees working on the production line. S SA has closed two US meatpacking plants due to the virus outbreak. There have been at least 22 plant closings in the US. Closures have resulted in a…

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  • TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 20-26 April 2020 , by Stelios Iordanis

    Landing AI Creates an AI Tool to Help Customers Monitor Social Distancing in the Workplace - Landing AI https://landing.ai/landing-ai-creates-an-ai-tool-to-help-customers-monitor-social-distancing-in-the-workplace/ At first sight, the whole concept seems to violate so many aspects of personal liberties and data, however so many prior beliefs, habits  and mindsets are about to be revised in this new pandemic era.  …

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    TECH NEWS REVIEW Week 13-20 April 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    By Stelios Iordanis Biotech COVID-19 'Immunity Passports' Stoke 'Grave Concerns' | Zero Hedge https://www.zerohedge.com/health/covid-19-immunity-passports-stoke-grave-concerns “There may be cross-reactivity between the antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 [Covid-19] and other circulating coronaviruses – including those that cause common colds – meaning a positive result might not indicate past exposure to SARS-CoV-2 but maybe another coronavirus instead.” Immunity passports would…

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  • TECH NEWS Review, Week 5-12 April 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    By Stelios Iordanis,ELONTech https://ai.googleblog.com/2020/04/exploring-nature-inspired-robot-agility.html “Learning Agile Robotic Locomotion Skills by Imitating Animals” Google presents a framework that takes a reference motion clip recorded from an animal (a dog, in this case) and uses Reinforcement learning algorithms to train a control policy that enables a robot to imitate the motion in the real world. Military and…

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