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    Disturbing video depicts near-future ubiquitous lethal autonomous weapons

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Campaign to Stop Killer Robots | Slaughterbots In response to growing concerns about autonomous weapons, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of AI researchers and advocacy organizations, has released a fictional video that depicts a disturbing future in which lethal autonomous weapons have become cheap and ubiquitous worldwide. UC Berkeley AI researcher Stuart Russell [...] [...]

    Helping Mexico design an effective climate policy

    Original @ MIT News – Environment MIT researchers are working with the Mexican government on carbon pricing options to meet the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement. [...]

    CRISPR patent wars highlight problem of granting broad intellectual property rights for tech that offers public benefits

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories (Phys.org)—Duke University Law professor Arti Rai and bio-technology professor Robert Cook-Deegan with Arizona State University have stepped into the gene editing patent war with an Intellectual Property Policy Forum paper they have had published in the journal Science. They suggest that courts should take more into account than who invented what first in some property rights disputes. With technology, such as CRISPR-Cas9, for example, they argue that some thought (and rights) should to be given to the public as beneficiaries of future research efforts related to that technology. [...]

    Study proposes to elaborate the term ‘parental abuse by children’

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Mothers are the main victims of parental abuse by children, so this kind of abuse should legally be considered as violence against women. That is the conclusion of a research paper written by Sandra Jiménez Arroyo as a result of her doctoral thesis, co-directed by UGR professors María José Jiménez Díaz from the Department of Criminal Law and Francisco Javier Garrido Carrillo from the Department of Procedural Law. The researchers propose alternative terms for this phenomenon, such as “maternal abuse by children” instead of the accepted “parental abuse by children,” which obscures the primary victim. [...]

    Philippines to implement family planning law in blow to church

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A long-awaited Philippine family planning law to provide free hormonal contraceptives is finally going ahead, health officials said Thursday, ending a two-year impasse in which the Supreme Court demanded proof that they did not cause abortions. [...]

    Legal implications of neuroscience research—Harvard Review of Psychiatry presents update

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research on the biological basis of psychiatric disorders has important implications for legal proceedings as well as mental health treatment, according to a special issue on “Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and the Law,” presented in the Harvard Review … [...]

    Confusion, different priorities may cause EMTALA violations

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Legislation requires Medicare-participating emergency departments to give emergency care to everyone even if they don’t have insurance, but violations of the law may be underreported, according to researchers. [...]

    Psychiatry and the Law

    Original @ Science-technology & Health Edited by Dr. Tobias Wasser, assistant professor of psychiatry (Springer) [...]

    ‘No money down’ bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A new paper from a University of Illinois law professor who studies consumer credit issues examines the breakdown in access to justice among the poor and minorities in the bankruptcy system, from which about 1 million Americans will seek help this year. [...]

    US top court to hear abortion rights info case

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to examine a California law that obliges private anti-abortion agencies to tell pregnant clients they can get a publicly-financed abortion and contraception. [...]