Tagged: legal

Send lawyers, bots, and money - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 14, 2017

The bank JP Morgan Chase & Co. has used machine learning to complete some mundane tasks (such as interpreting commercial-loan agreements) in “… a matter of seconds”  that would normally take 360,000 human hours. It also reduced the number of mistakes. Many legal firms (and banks) are investing in artificial intelligence (AI) to take over routine tasks. Including … Read More

Flogging a dead horse – anti-fluoridationists lose in court again - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 28, 2016

The NZ Court of Appeal has rejected the latest legal attempt by New Zealand anti-fluoridation campaigners to hinder community water fluoridation. This certificate should be awarded to New Health NZ, the NZ Health Trust and the anti-fluoridation movement for not knowing when to give up on the “fluoridation is medicine” myth. You can read a summary of … Read More

Corporate backers of anti-fluoride movement lose in NZ High Court. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 09, 2014

Image Credit: 3 News NZ New Zealand anti-fluoride activists (and their industry backers) suffered a signficant blow with the release of a High Court Judgement on Friday. This Judgement found that all the arguments used by New Health NZ attempting … Continue reading → … Read More

The Political and Legal Risks of Being a Scientist - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 23, 2012

Fighting for funding and tenure, dealing with publish or perish, the life of a scientist can be a trying one. And now it looks like we need to add to this list the risk of being prosecuted in the courts by those who take exception to a scientist’s findings. Climate scientist Michael Mann has been attacked using the US … Read More