A recently published article in Nature Medicine authored by Eric Topol, M.D., Department of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research Institute, suggests that the convergence of human and artificial intelligence can lead to “high-performance medicine.”  High performance medicine he says, will be data driven.  The development of software that can process massive amounts of information quickly and accurately, as well as less expensively, will lay the foundation for this hybrid practice of medicine.  It will not…
In this issue: • The Blockchain Effect: NASA, IoT, Supply Chain and State InitiativesBlockchain Announcements From Traditional Financial Institutions and Emerging PlatformsCryptocurrency Exchanges and Payment Providers Announce New ProductsCryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, Crypto-Malware and Wallet Vulnerabilities ExposedInternational Regulators Target Cryptocurrency Exchanges, ICOs and Tax ComplianceTax Analysis: Crypto Thefts; Market Declines – Strategies to Manage Losses The Blockchain Effect: NASA, IoT, Supply Chain and State Initiatives By:…
The Supreme Court and the Third Circuit decided three cases in the last week relating to the interpretation and enforceability of arbitration agreements. We discuss them below. Third Circuit Compels Arbitration of an E-Signed Enrollment Agreement The Third Circuit compelled arbitration of an agreement signed electronically by a student taking online courses. In Dicent v. Kaplan University, Maria Dicent, who represented herself in the case, filed a complaint against Kaplan University for various causes of…
Diversity has long been widely discussed in the legal industry. In the past year, however, new questions have been raised about equality in the profession, driven by prominent movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. Even as stories continue to pour out of Hollywood and elsewhere, the legal industry is confronting difficult questions about whether women in law firms, or in the legal profession in general, receive equal representation and treatment. This is one in a…
A rate increase can do harm to your relationship with your clients. You might be concerned as to whether your clients would even pay it? Would they pay you $1,950 per hour? These are the rates elite attorneys are charging at high priced law firms. Their clients are eager and willing to pay it. So they increase their rates. These elite attorneys give themselves a 3 to 4 percent raise each and every year. Again,…
The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel’s surprising decision to keep the 2,200 public submissions secret for months has had immediate repercussions. Some organizations are refusing to disclose their submissions until the panel does and others have noted the missed opportunity for public discussion of a vitally important issue. To date, about 30 submissions have been posted, a tiny percentage of the total. The decision has had an impact on university courses and predictably created…
Businessinsurance.com reported that “Artificial intelligence and other technologies hold great promise for the insurance industry but are not without issues, such as adoption and security…”  The January 17, 2019 article entitled “AI holds promise for insurance industry, but with caveats” is based on a “panel of insurance and technology industry executives speaking at the Insurance Information Institute’s Joint Industry Forum in New York” who opined: There are two areas that the customer is…
ZOO He watched the animals behind the fence. They were oblivious to him; they ate the grass lay in the sun slept in public. He wandered from pen to pen with the other animals like him seeking enjoyment from watching another species live its life behind a fence. They lived in the moment while he and his fellow animals lived wondering what the next moment would bring. He recorded their images posted them to Facebook…
Even though the government is shutdown, Voxgov is still “listening.”  Since 2014 Voxgov has been ingesting and analyzing every statement, report, newsletter and tweet from over 14,000 government websites and social media accounts. To date they have collected almost 50 million pages! I asked Robert Dessau, voxgov Founder and CEO  if he  could provide some  insights into the statements of official Washington since the start of the shutdown. The word cloud images included in this post are previews…