Mobile data forensics company MSAB has announced a new partnership with Kovar and Associates to expand the drone forensics capabilities offered by MSAB. David Kovar, the president and founder of Kovar & Associates, is a leading expert on drone forensics and he will serve as a subject matter expert and consultant to MSAB.
On 2-3 May 2018, representatives of 11 different organisations (from academia, industry, civil society, standards bodies, and ethics committees) from six European countries met in Brussels to launch the EU-funded SHERPA project which will examine how smart information systems (SIS), (i.e., the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics) impact ethics and human rights.
Law firms continue to experience increased competition from within and outside the legal sector as legal work becomes commoditised. Additionally, in-house counsels are under more pressure to demonstrate value to their organisation. Against this backdrop, artificial intelligence technology is helping organisations make best use of data to assess their legal obligations and risk, freeing up legal staff to perform more high value tasks.
In what is becoming a hyper-competitive industry, the fortunes of premier drone manufacturers DJI and GoPro are in stark contrast. American company GoPro has announced its plans to exit the business citing competitiveness of the sector as well as increasing regulation. Meanwhile, despite recent concerns over security, Chinese company DJI has confirmed its place as a leader in the market with its latest product.
Last year, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) released a report called Ethically Aligned Design, written with the purpose of advancing the discussion of how artificial intelligence and autonomous systems (AI/AS) can be aligned to moral values and ethical considerations that prioritise human wellbeing. The organisation opened it up to commentary and feedback from the public.
The United Nations’ Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) met for the first time in November 2017, after their summer meeting was cancelled. They met for five days to open discussions on weapons systems that have the ability to identify and destroy targets entirely without human control. Such Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) are said to be almost ready for deployment, driving the need to legislate their use and set international standards.