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Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the long-awaited Met Gala, titled  “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” As celebrities walked the red carpet in couture gowns turned wearable tech, this year’s theme reflected the expanding nexus of technology and the fashion industry. In a time when technology occupies an undeniable role in our lives as consumers, attorneys, and academics, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review is thrilled to publish Continue Reading →

Machine Learning and Intellectual Property

On March 15, 2016, AlphaGo—a machine designed by researchers at DeepMind, an artificial intelligence laboratory owned by Google—defeated Lee Sedol, the best Go player in the world. Go is a popular board game played by two people; the goal is to surround more points on the board than your opponent. For years, Go had posed a unique challenge to computer scientists. The rate at which possible moves in the game increase was so significant that Continue Reading →

STLR Link Round Up – October 2, 2015

New Rules Require Credit Cards to Use Security Chips As of October 1, retailers may be liable for fraudulent transactions at their stores if they fail to use chip cards. Visa and MasterCard set the deadline for the new rules as part of their agreement with various retailers and banks, and American Express will be shifting liability to their retail partners on October 16. The new rules follow President Obama’s executive order last year mandating Continue Reading →