China Allows AI to Run As Judges, Applying Laws And Solving Real Cases.

I’ve wondered about lawyers and judges could be replaced by Artificial Intelligence, but I could never have thought a real country as big and powerful as China would set the starting of a futuristic trend for a futuristic justice system by allowing AI to judge real people problems and cases. Check out the video right after the break to see the Chinese AI judge in action.

Another Net Neutrality Scare?

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I had heard a very smart person said this once, “Everything comes down to finance!”  Is that true?  Sure!  One can just take a look at a situation of an unknown writer.  He/she has to eat somehow, and his/her writing materials need to be published and brought in certain revenue or else there won’t be enough foods to fill a kitchen table.

The same goes for the Internet.  No matter how elusive the Internet appears, it still comes down to finance.  This is why net neutrality might not survive or might survive in only a comical form.  Net neutrality does not serve some big corporates and political parties well.  These entities might want to have more control over the Internet so it can be easily manipulated at will.  With net neutrality’s sensible regulations, certain situations at hand might be jeopardized, especially something has to do with financial matter.  The bottom line is utmost important to the people who care not for net neutrality.  Of course, we’re talking of a net neutrality that favors the small guys the same way it favors the big guys.

I’m not an expert on net neutrality at all.  In fact, I don’t know much about net neutrality, but I do know that net neutrality intends to treat all contents on the Internet equally.  By this, I mean the contents from a big corporation are not anymore important than the contents that I’m producing now in the context of making the contents available for the mass consumption.  This is so important for the open Internet, because nobody can unfairly have advantages in the presentations of certain contents.

Just imagine net neutrality works against the open Internet somehow and allows cable companies to throttle Netflix‘s Internet traffic, this would definitely work against the consumers and Netflix.  The consumers will not be able to use Netflix efficiently, and Netflix will not be able to stream movies at recommending data speeds which might prompt customers to look elsewhere for entertainments.  Consumers have less choices in entertainments, and Netflix will not be in business for long.  OK, this scenario is only hypothetical for now, but how do we know it isn’t so in the future?

This is why I think net neutrality should not give even one inch to whoever and whatever entity that want to manipulate net neutrality unfairly or destroy net neutrality’s most sensible form.  Well, it seems net neutrality is now under attack while we speak.  Huffingtonpost’s article “Net Neutrality Is Under Attack… Again,” points out that some politicians are working to manipulate net neutrality to favor big companies only.  Of course, I’m not going into the details, because you can read the article for yourself.

Source:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-franken/net-neutrality-is-under-a_b_1082225.html

A Digression: Justice And Moral Reasoning By Professor Michael Sandel

To indulge in the power of a blog owner, I hereby make an attempt of arguing that this post is relevant to technology. Nonetheless, I have to declare that if I’m you, I must hiss at this very effort of mine. My argument is largely based on the facts that only technology of today, in an example of YouTube, is able to spread the words of wisdom far and wide as far as anywhere in the world where Internet and computers are available. Yes, nonsensical materials on the Internet are probably way more dominating than anything else, but sensical stuffs among the ugly truths are too arrived from this very medium.

With everything has been said, I guess my true motive in this blog post is to post something outside the character of the theme of this blog (i.e., a technology blog), but my argument stands. Here is the meat of everything, I would really love to recommend you to check out the videos on the topics of justice and moral reasoning. These videos were filmed at Harvard’s lectures of a philosophical course/class of some sorts to the students there, and the materials within are wonderful. You can check out these videos on justiceharvard.org, or you can watch them right after the break.