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James Grimmelmann, professor of digital and information law comments on the possibility of a court deciding that AI models can't train on copyrighted characters.


Harry Segal, senior lecturer in psychology, explains that Donald Trump is showing signs of onset dementia.

The New York Times

Sandra Babcock, clinical professor of law, says “Gender bias is normalized and tolerated to an extent that racial bias no longer is in the administration of the death penalty. Women on trial for capital murder have been subjected to similar shaming tactics for hundreds of years.”


“The level of insecurity that low-wage workers in manufacturing lived through now is coming after the professional class, who didn’t feel they had to face that level of disruption before,” says Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of The Worker Institute at ILR.

Christian Science Monitor

Rick Geddes, director of the Infrastructure Policy Program, discusses the surge in transportation funding.

Associated Press

“I think with many big elections coming up this year, it’s not surprising that Facebook is taking yet another step away from politics so that they can just not, inadvertently, themselves become a political headline,” says Sarah Kreps, professor of government.


Rick Geddes, director of the Infrastructure Policy Program, says “It’s absolutely a wake-up call. The people who were building the Francis Scott Key Bridge never really contemplated ships of this size. It wasn’t their fault – they just didn’t have a crystal ball.”

National Geographic

This article discusses how AI powers bird identification applications like Merlin, developed by the Lab of Ornithology.


Marvin Pritts, professor of horticulture, says “It can deter you from eating things that are good for you. Most scientists and people who study this don't think [pesticide residue] levels come anywhere close to causing harmful toxicological effects on people.”


This article notes that Laura Tach, professor of public policy, and a colleague, have written several papers on the impact of gray divorce on men and women.

Associated Press

“It is marketed in opposition to mainstream media apps, which Trump and his supporters allege discriminate against their views and limit free expression. Its content and audience are overwhelmingly conservative and made up of the MAGA base,” says Roxana Muenster, doctoral student.

The New York Times

Jacob Hamburger, a visiting assistant professor of law says “Aspects of Texas’ overall strategy — like this public campaign to bus migrants to cities — might have weakened Democrats’ commitment to immigrants.”