Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI Is Neither Artificial Nor Intelligent’

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from an interview The Guardian conducted with Microsoft’s Kate Crawford. “Kate Crawford studies the social and political implications of artificial intelligence,” writes Zoe Corbyn via The Guardian. “She is a research professor of communication and science and technology studies at the University of Southern California and a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research. Her new book, Atlas of AI, looks at what it takes to make AI and what’s at stake as it reshapes our world.” Here’s an excerpt from the interview: What should people know about how AI products are made?
We aren’t used to thinking about these systems in terms of the environmental costs. But saying, “Hey, Alexa, order me some toilet rolls,” invokes into being this chain of extraction, which goes all around the planet… We’ve got a long way to go before this is green technology. Also, systems might seem


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And Now Another Legal Tech IPO: LegalZoom Files To Go Public

I just wrote about Intapp’s filing of papers with the Securities & Exchange Commission for a proposed IPO, noting how rare IPOs are in legal tech, only to find out that LegalZoom also filed on Friday for an IPO.
LegalZoom had previously filed for an IPO in 2012 but then postponed the offering and withdrew it two years later.
In the filing with the SEC, LegalZoom says that it had revenue in 2020 of $471 million, and that its revenue in the first quarter of 2021 had grown 27% over the prior year.
“Our mission is to democratize law,” the filing says. “We believe every business deserves the full protection of the legal system and a simple way to stay compliant with it. Our platform helps new businesses form.
“Once a small business is formed, we offer subscription services to protect the business, its ideas, and the families that create them. LegalZoom empowers small


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