8 months ago
February 19, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES What is the law but a series of algorithms? Codified instructions proscribing dos and don’ts—ifs and thens. Sounds a lot like computer programming, right? The legal system, on the other hand, is not as straightforward as coding. Just consider the complicated state of justice today, whether it be problems stemming from backlogged courts, overburdened public defenders and swathes of defendants disproportionately accused of crimes. So, can artificial…

2 years ago
By Dan Conway  |  October 11, 2017 Recently, I was involved in a conversation with some folks who were using blockchain to persist rules of behavior for swarms of drones. Part of the conversation brought back memories. Almost 25 years ago, when the first Jurassic Park movie was created, gatherings of AAAI (at the time the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) often talked about how flocks of birds could be modeled as agents, and what rules they had to follow to be successful both individually…