In an astonishing case with world-wide implications, the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled (in a 5:4 opinion) a Canadian farmer violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he planted seeds containing Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genes. The farmer, Percy Schmeiser, never bought Monsanto’s seeds. He says that the seeds must have blown onto his land or that other farmer’s genetically-modified crops must have cross-pollinated with his own.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
Crypto is weathering a bitter storm. Some still hold on for dear life.
When a cryptocurrency’s value is theoretical, what happens if people quit believing?
Artificial intelligence is creating a new colonial world order
An MIT Technology Review series investigates how AI is enriching a powerful few by dispossessing communities that have been dispossessed before.
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