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Posted Monday, Nov 26, 2018 by Jeff Safire

The arc of innovative progress has reached an inflection point. Recent technological change that has brought immeasurable improvements to billions around the globe now threatens to overwhelm us. Making this disruption positive for all is the chief challenge of our time. We ourselves—not only market forces—should bend the arc of change toward human good.


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Posted Monday, Nov 12, 2018 by Jeff Safire

On May 25, 2018, those who follow internet policy in Europe had one overriding area of interest: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a game-changing set of privacy rules that served as the perfect cover for another, far more drastic and controversial change in European law.


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Posted Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 by Jeff Safire

By Raphael Gindrat Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios For the most part, the hype surrounding AVs has focused on the cars: how safe they are, when they’ll arrive, whether they’ll work. But less attention has been paid to how these vehicles will work together as fleets — often shared along the model of ride-hailing services —…


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Posted Friday, Oct 26, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Here’s who humans would kill By Carolyn Y. Johnson October 24, 2018 A massive experiment asked users who a self-driving car should save — or not — in various ethical dilemmas. (Moral Machine/MIT) Imagine this scenario: the brakes fail on a self-driving car as it hurtles toward a busy crosswalk. A homeless person and…


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Posted Friday, Oct 19, 2018 by Jonathan Wells

Last week, the United Sates Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced they will be replacing the claim construction standard applied during inter partes review (IPR) and other proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  Up until now, in a PTAB proceeding, claims of an unexpired patent have been given their “broadest reasonable…


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