In promoting scientific research and discovery, access to information is everything. Scientists look to journals and the work of their peers to identify new, innovative laboratory methods or trends in scientific discovery. However, maintaining intellectual property rights in one’s work is often needed to support the living expenses of scientists. So, when Dr. Guy Rouleau […]
What’s in a name? In the craft beer industry, evidently, a lot. As craft beer’s popularity rises in North America, new breweries and tasty beers are popping up around the continent. But so are numerous legal claims over trademark infringement. Breweries often opt for pun-based brand names, and legal disputes are increasing as these puns […]
The Imagination Era The development of AI began with dreams. Pamela McCorduck has traced several routes to AI: the route of imagination - what might be; the route of philosophical inquiry – the bridge between imagination and what is; and the route of science - AI as it has been realized since the development of […]
WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is a technical field of computer science that includes machine learning, natural language processing, speech processing, expert systems, robotics and machine vision. The term “artificial intelligence” is sometimes challenged in favor of machine intelligence or machine learning. Machine learning automates decision making using programming rules and in some […]
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once described the law as nothing more than “prophecies of what the courts will do in fact.” If the practice of law is largely an exercise in fortune-telling, Benjamin Alarie believes that computers are very good at reading tea leaves.