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Imposing Regulation on Advanced Algorithms Artificial Intelligence

This book discusses the necessity and perhaps urgency for the regulation of algorithms on which new technologies rely; technologies that have the potential to re-shape human societies. From commerce and farming to medical care and education, it is difficult to find any aspect of our lives that will not be affected by these emerging technologies. At the same time, artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, cognitive computing, blockchain, virtual reality and augmented reality, belong to the fields most likely to affect law and, in particular, administrative law. The book examines universally applicable patterns in administrative decisions and judicial rulings. First, similarities and divergence in behavior among the different cases are identified by analyzing parameters ranging from geographical location and administrative decisions to judicial reasoning and legal basis. As it turns out, in several of the cases presented, sources of general law, such as competition or labor law, are invoked as a legal basis, due to the lack of current specialized legislation. This book also investigates the role and significance of national and indeed supranational regulatory bodies for advanced algorithms and considers ENISA, an EU agency that focuses on network and information security, as an interesting candidate for a European regulator of advanced algorithms. Lastly, it discusses the involvement of representative institutions in algorithmic regulation.

Bumble wants you to know that it's definitely not a hookup app


Whatever you do, do not call Bumble a hookup app. The dating app appears to be doubling down on branding itself as a destination for finding "empowered and lasting connections," rather than "hookups." SEE ALSO: Bumble counters Tinder's parent company lawsuit on patent infringement A new survey of Bumble's users reveals that 85 percent say they're "looking for marriage or a boyfriend/girlfriend." The survey also found that less than 4 percent of men and less than 1 percent of women on the app "are looking for a hookup," and 25 percent of users say they "went on a first date with someone they met on Bumble in the last month." The survey results also play up the popular dating app's defining feature -- that only women users can start conversations with matches -- as an example of how the app has "empowered" women in online dating. "Female Bumble users are empowered and ready to make the first move.

Bumble counters Tinder's parent company lawsuit on patent infringement


Bumble has filed a counter lawsuit against Tinder's parent company Match Group. The move comes in response to Match Group's lawsuit accusing Bumble of patent infringement, specifically with swipe-based matching (see patent) and undoing a "left" swipe. It may seem like a movie plot, but no, this is real life. We've entered the war of the dating apps. SEE ALSO: Bumble buys full-page ad to call out Match Group's'scare tactics' Match Group owns Tinder, along with,

Uber's Use of Wickr Raises Questions About Ephemeral Messaging Apps


During a pair of explosive pre-trial hearings last week, the lawsuit between self-driving Alphabet spinoff Waymo and Uber over trade secrets got an unlikely, new star player. It wasn't an engineer, like Anthony Levadowski, the former Google engineer who allegedly brought reams of Waymo trade secrets to his next big gig as head of autonomous driving at Uber. It wasn't a security analyst, like Ric Jacobs, a former Uber employee whose allegations of malfeasance within the company delayed the Uber-Waymo trial by two months as the judge reopened the document discovery process.

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A Japanese software company is suing Apple in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term'animoji', alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X.

How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code


On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of California. The first jury trial in Oracle v. Google, the fight over whether Google had hijacked code from Oracle for its Android system, was wrapping up.

The Lawsuit That Could Pop Alphabet's Project Loon Balloons


Last summer, a small company called Space Data sued Alphabet's'moonshot' X division. At issue was its effort to deliver internet access to remote areas by balloon, known as Project Loon. At first, not much happened. Space Data alleged patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract related to a failed acquisition bid in 2008. But last month, Space Data pulled off something big: It convinced the US Patent and Trademark Office to cancel most of one of Project Loon's foundational patents, and say that Space Data came up with the idea first.