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The Valley Current®: What Is Really at Issue in the Twitter v. Musk Lawsuit in Delaware?

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Release Date: 07/25/2022

The Valley Current®: Who Owns the Copyright in AI-Generated Art? show art The Valley Current®: Who Owns the Copyright in AI-Generated Art?

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Is creativity limited to only humans or can computers create it on their own? The debate over how much artificial intelligence should we allow has extended its reach into the art world after a man in Colorado won the State Fair after submitting a piece of art generated by a few keywords and some AI software. Though many an artist would question its viability since little hands-on creativity was needed to produce the image, the bigger legal question now revolves around whether he has the right to claim copyright over an image generated by AI. Jack Russo and Rafael Chodos question who the true...

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The world of artificial intelligence is rapidly shaping multiple industries from law and real estate to medicine, and the financial industry. So far, A.I.’s use in the financial field is purely influential, meaning machine learning is available to better help investment advisors like Anthony Benson steer clients towards their financial goals. Millennials are currently the driving force behind wanting everything automated and in their pocket, but maybe not everything should be handled blindly by a computer program. Host Jack Russo asks Anthony Benson if artificial intelligence could every...

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Typically, when you went through the process of buying a house, you sat down with your real estate agent inside the house after walking through the property. Today virtual delivery has completely changed the way realtors do sales. The use of property technology (PropTech) means consumers and agents can streamline the purchase process enough so hardly any time is spent face-to-face or at the physical property. Is it too soon to assume that the in-person part of buying a house to be coming to an end or do agents still hold some value that PropTech companies like Redfin and Zillow just can't...

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The Valley Current®: Do We Need to Now Worry About Polio? show art The Valley Current®: Do We Need to Now Worry About Polio?

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Polio has resurfaced in the United States, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we need to fear an outbreak that rivals coronavirus. In fact, it was probably very expected result to find traces of the polio virus in New York’s sewage and could possibly be a good thing if you know a thing or two about vaccines. Luckily, Jack Russo has Dr Leonard Hayflick to turn to, to explain the three different types of polio vaccine and the role that fecal-oral transmission plays when it comes to protecting the population using the Sabin vaccine.

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If you take the stairs to increase your life span, you very well may end up spending all those extra years climbing stairs. Whether that’s your definition of quality of life or not, new data shows that lifespans are shortening – only that’s not exactly new or shocking news. Obesity has been a contributing factor to decreased life expectancy in the US for a while now and the pandemic certainly skewed the numbers. So, if we ignore things like the pandemic as a one-off and take factors such as birth rate into account, has the life expectancy of the average American really fluctuated? Jack...

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Being sick for a week can be just as costly as the measures you take to avoid getting sick in the first place. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (originally titled Build Back Better) passed after a few last-minute changes to include a lot of politics alongside the deficit reduction. Many of you are probably wondering how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will save the economy and affect business clients around Silicon Valley. Jack Russo asks to break down critical points both in and outside the new IRA legislation.

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The Valley Current®:  Why Smart Folks Get the Science of the Hayflick Limit So Wrong? show art The Valley Current®: Why Smart Folks Get the Science of the Hayflick Limit So Wrong?

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We don’t always get everything right; even smart people don’t really understand the finer points of studies in their field. Take by , a microbiome scientist with a doctorate in genetics who just happened to get everything wrong regarding the Hayflick Limit… and Dr. Hayflick is calling him out on it. Listen in for this epic mic drop where Dr. Leonard Hayflick picks apart Dr. Westreich’s analysis of his eponymous discovery and explains what the Hayflick Limit really entails.

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When helps lawyers put together a theme for their case, he often refers to transcripts from depositions and hearings to help him synthesize that data. Now ideally lawyers will have the general direction of the story they want to convey before any discovery happens to increase their odds of winning over the jury. To emphasize how much of an impact storyboarding has in the court room, internet carrier Spectrum was ordered to pay $7 billion in the case of a wrongful death of an older woman by an employee. Jack Russo and David Mann discuss how proper storytelling would have played to Spectrum’s...

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In December 2019, 83-year-old Betty Thomas was murdered in her home when the cable guy returned to her home under the guise of finishing his work. Fast forward to July 2022 and this story makes another shocking headline. The cable company Spectrum was found to be negligent in Thomas’ murder and was subsequently instructed to pay $375 million in damages and an additionally $7 billion in punitive damages. And if the numbers aren’t enough to make you wonder, Spectrum was found to be 90% responsible for Thomas’ death while perpetrator Roy James Holden was found to be only 10% responsible for...

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350,000-400,000 people are born every day on average, and in the span of 100 years, the Earth’s population has grown from 2 billion to 8 billion. Covid and all its variants have renewed discussions about global population and the effect it has on our health. If you’ve been watching the news you’ve noticed that . Even though the death count is nowhere near as high as it was during the early coronavirus outbreak, it’s enough to make your head think we are headed towards another pandemic. Jack Russo has Dr. Leonard Hayflick explain why monkeypox is being blown way out of proportion even...

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When Elon Musk agreed to his mega-deal with Twitter last April, the original intention was for Musk to purchase all of Twitter’s shares and privatize the business. Since then, Musk has decided to pull out of his deal due to Twitter trying to hide information about their bots. Both sides must now head to Delaware in October where Judge McCormick will rule if Musk must follow through with this multibillion-dollar acquisition. Jack Russo and Professor Rafael Chodos discuss if Elon Musk had any reasonable justification to leave Twitter this far into their agreement.