Ford’s $1 Billion Movement into the Self-Driving Industry

Cecilia Santostefano Back in December, an artificial intelligence start-up known as Argo AI developed, focusing on developing autonomous vehicle technology.[1] Now, it has gained the support of one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the country: Ford.[2] Over the course of the next five years, Ford will be making a $1 billion investment in the … Continue reading Ford’s $1 Billion Movement into the Self-Driving Industry

The Icing on the Cake: A Crack in Larsen C Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

Emma Fusco A crack in Antarctica’s shelf, called Larsen C, has been inching closer and closer to a full break.  Since December, the crack has grown seventeen miles.  To put that statistic into a user-friendly perspective, that’s about the length of five football fields per day.  With only about 20 miles left to reach the … Continue reading The Icing on the Cake: A Crack in Larsen C Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

D.C. the New Silicon Valley?

Brittany Charles  Take a walk around Washington D.C. and you might see something you never noticed before: an influx of technology companies in the area. It is true that Washington D.C. is the mecca for individuals seeking to work within all facets of American politics, from federal government to non-profit organizations. However, the historically government-oriented … Continue reading D.C. the New Silicon Valley?

Ford to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up

Gurshamsheer Kailey Ford Motor will invest in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence start-up formed in December. Ford Motor made an announcement of their plan to invest $ 1 billion in AI over the next five years. Argo AI will exclusively develop technology for self-driving cars for Ford first, and then license it to others. Argo … Continue reading Ford to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up

Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Teal Johnson DNA familial searching allows investigators to compare DNA from a crime scene with offender databases with parameters allowing for identification of people who are likely to be close relatives of the person who may have committed the crime.  Law enforcement officials say that results are more of a lead than a piece of … Continue reading Family DNA Searches Seen as Crime-Solving Tool, and Intrusion on Rights

Legal Innovation 101

Justin Farooq The Midyear Meeting took place February 5, 2017 in Miami.  One of the most talked about events centered around five panelists at the “Legal Innovation 101” discussion.[1]  The consensus of five panelists’ message was simple: Catching up with legal technology is no longer a luxury in a tough market for legal services. While … Continue reading Legal Innovation 101

Google Not Ready to Comply with the FBI

Brittany Charles In early 2017, the battle between U.S. law enforcement agencies and major tech companies continues to rage on. In February, a Philadelphia Magistrate Judge, ruled against recent precedence, and ordered a Gmail provider to comply with a FBI warrant requesting emails of gmail users stored outside of the U.S.. Google relied on the … Continue reading Google Not Ready to Comply with the FBI

The 5 Intellectual Property Cases that You Cannot Miss in 2017

Annie Millar Over the past twenty years, the Supreme Court has demonstrated an increased interest in hearing argument on intellectual property cases. That interest does not seem to be dwindling. As a result, there are five cases that you should be on the lookout for in 2017. Case One: Racial Slurs in Trademarks: Acceptable or … Continue reading The 5 Intellectual Property Cases that You Cannot Miss in 2017

UBER CEO to Leave Trump Advisory Council under Criticism

Xiang Qi The Silicon Valley was never a fan of Trump’s presidency and once again, they are making their disagreement heard to the White House. Soon after the White House announced its controversial travel ban last week, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was under pressure during his regular meeting at Uber headquarter in San Francisco when … Continue reading UBER CEO to Leave Trump Advisory Council under Criticism

Silicon Valley Speaks: Amazon and Expedia Join Lawsuit Against Immigration Order

Emma Fusco Amazon and Expedia are the first two technology companies to oppose the immigration order as part of a lawsuit against the Trump Administration.  Their main issue: the order will hurt their business.  The suit asks the court to declare key parts of the executive order unconstitutional. The order impairs both Expedia’s and Amazon’s … Continue reading Silicon Valley Speaks: Amazon and Expedia Join Lawsuit Against Immigration Order