Tag Archive For "Editorial"


ICO Beyond the Hype: Legal Status, Models, Cases
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ICO Beyond the Hype: Legal Status, Models, Cases

The first ICO was conducted in 2013. Since then this model has proven itself as a relatively efficient and affordable way to raise funds for product development. In 2018 alone three biggest ICOs have raised approximately $11 billion. The most well-capitalized of those is El Petro, the oil-backed cryptocurrency issued and backed by the Venezuelan …

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Cybercrime and Real Punishment
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Cybercrime and Real Punishment

Pop culture has romanticized a hacker’s image and made it into a sort of a modern day hero that fights abuse of power as seen in V for Vendetta or Mr. Robot. Indeed, hacker movements like Anonymous play a significant role in building democracy, supporting various social changes and the Internet without censorship via Denial …

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I, Robot LLC: Making Artificial Intelligence a Person
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I, Robot LLC: Making Artificial Intelligence a Person

In 1992, a prominent legal scholar Lawrence B. Solum wrote: “Could an artificial intelligence become a legal person? As of today, this question is only theoretical. No existing computer program currently possesses the sort of capacities that would justify serious judicial inquiry into the question of legal personhood.” After 26 years of progress, however, the …

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Legalizing Driverless Cars: Options, Approaches, and Controversies
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Legalizing Driverless Cars: Options, Approaches, and Controversies

Self-driving cars have been somewhat a sci fi fetish for decades, probably only falling short of flying cars as a symbol of the future. These days, they’re not just as widespread as sci fi novels described them, yet the work on the technology is ongoing. The first attempts to create an autonomous vehicle started back …

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A Long Way to Robot Domination: Will AI Have Human Rights?
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A Long Way to Robot Domination: Will AI Have Human Rights?

The humankind lives in interesting times. The whole world might be searched and found on Google, blockchain technology helps building self-regulated societies and, hopefully, government-independent currencies, and robots are taking over routine tasks. When people think about robots, the first things that, probably, come to their minds are Star Wars or Bladerunner, where AI has …

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Technological Advancement, Evolution of Civilization, and Regulated Breakthroughs
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Technological Advancement, Evolution of Civilization, and Regulated Breakthroughs

These days, it might seem to one that technological revolutions come nearly on a weekly basis. Innovative startups promise to disrupt nearly every industry in existence, so the disruption in question becomes akin to killing d’Artagnan on a duel: they’ll have to get in line. Elon Musk, a person who is just one childhood trauma …

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