Nach der Kommunikationsbranche, der Wirtschaft und der Industrie hat die
Digitalisierung mittlerweile unverkennbar auch das Recht erreicht. Dass
diese Entwicklung nicht mehr aufzuhalten ist, bestreitet eigentlich keiner.
Unklar ist, was genau passieren wird und wie lange es dauern könnte bis
was auch immer, in welcher Form auch immer, eintritt.
If one desires the excitement of taking public transportation on a
frequent basis, one observation is common through the bench: almost
everyone is on the smartphone, checking apps, social media and the news. As
“texting” has become so common in our lives, the importance of
“text” has steadily increased. Understanding text in all its dimensions
is also the basis for conversational AI.
Barely a week passes without the announcement of yet another (seed)
funding round for a startup, which claims to utilize “artificial
intelligence”, “deep learning”, “machine
learning” or “proprietary algorithms”. Algorithms, it
seems, are at the core of almost all ventures these days – is that
really the case?
Legal hackathons are popping up with such increased frequency, one might
think that the legal bar exam would by now include some mandatory tech
section. That’s not quite the case yet, but academics and representatives
of the legal profession are not tired to emphasize that after retail,
insurance and banking, law is the next major sector to get disrupted by
After some years of steady build-up, the hype around machine learning
and AI seems to be back with full swing: Vicarious, a US-startup focused on developing
human-level AI and backed by Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos has
acquired more than $50m of venture capital so far
When Mark Zuckerberg posts something on Facebook – the very social
network he founded – he is sure to not only have the attention of his
37 million followers, but of an even broader audience of the business,
science and media community.
When the parties of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change
(UNFCC) will gather in Paris these days, finding an agreement on effective
limitations for carbon dioxide emissions will be top priority on the