But many technologies that later came to be considered essential parts of modern life began their life as unnecessary technical baubles. For example, in 1970, the first consumer VCR prototype was unveiled at CES, a technology previously only needed by television studios. The home VCR then started the home-viewing and -recording revolution, leading to a critical U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding copyright, and laying the groundwork for YouTube and Netflix. Even when a technology goes nowhere--3D TV glasses anyone?--looking at widgets, gizmos, and novelties can still provide a unique window into larger technological and cultural trends.
As per the National Judicial Data Grid, over 26 Mn cases are pending across all the Local, District and High Courts and the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and close to 9% of these cases are pending over 10 years or more. On average 30,000 cases are filed every day and roughly 28,000 cases are adjudicated daily.
This post was originally published on The Business Insider. Robots are coming for your job. That may sound vaguely dystopian, but it's on the horizon. A 2013 study from Oxford University found that a whopping 47% of US jobs could be automatized in 20 years. Jobcase CEO and founder Fred Goff has seen fears about this trend crop up among some of the 70 million users of his blue-collar-friendly job site.
Is it possible to predict the outcomes of legal cases – such as Supreme Court decisions – using Artificial Intelligence (AI)? I recently had the opportunity to consider this point at a talk that I gave entitled "Machine Learning Within Law" at Stanford. The general idea behind such approaches is to use computer-based analysis of existing data (e.g. The approach to using data to inform legal predictions (as opposed to pure lawyerly analysis) has been largely championed by Prof. Katz – something that he has dubbed "Quantitative Legal Prediction" in recent work.
A home once built by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is seen in Austin, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. While serving as state attorney general in 2011, Abbott tore down his Austin home and built the new one. City records show Abbott was allowed to do so as long as he didn't damage the root systems of two large pecan trees, though roots were eventually damaged in the renovations. As governor, Abbott has called tree ordinances like Austin's "socialistic."
Data released by West Midlands Fire Service appears to show the city of Birmingham has too many fire stations, with 15 compared with neighbouring Solihull's two. The service's online map of attendance times shows many parts of Solihull, a suburban and rural area, have to wait much longer for firefighters to arrive. Even on the basis of relative population sizes, Solihull looks under-served. You forgot to provide an Email Address. This email address doesn't appear to be valid.