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The Valley Current®: The Situation in India And the Future
Recording the memories of a loved one can be a comforting way to capture a person and remember them long after they have passed – but what if you could actually capture your loved one? Companies are getting closer to creating perpetual beings, where recorded memories synced to holographic images and then AI is used to create a virtual interactive personality based on that person. Jack Russo and Dr Leonard Hayflick discuss how increased access to this kind of technology can provide immeasurable amounts of wisdom and data to future generations.
Click HERE to watch the 60 Minutes video on using AI to preserve Holocaust survivor memories
The Valley Current®: The Art of Storytelling in Both Law and Business with David Mann, CEO of A Simple Message.com
Storytelling is not something you would associate with law and business at first thought, but the ability to fully immerse your audience in your message could greatly influence whether you win your case or grow your company. Jack Russo asks David Mann how he uses his broad background in theater to transform poor presence and cumbersome statements into impactful and engaging presentations. A Simple Message earns eyes and ears of consumers by bringing life to a single story and saying a lot in a simple manner. Let storytelling become the winning factor that supports your hard work.
The Valley Current®: The Situation in India
Looking at the 1918 flu, there was a wave, a recession, then a second wave that was almost larger than the first. Right now, India is in the middle of their second wave and the largest wave of covid infections they have experienced. Jack Russo asks Dr Leonard Hayflick what caused this massive surge and how likely other countries are to see a second wave of covid infections that challenges the first.
Check out this story about India's covid disaster.
The Valley Current®: Is SCOTUS about to abolish assignor estoppel (Minverva Surgical v. Hologic) the way it abolished licensee estoppel 50+ years ago (Lear v. Adkins)?
More than 50 years after licensee estoppel (Lear v. Adkins) was abolished, SCOTUS has decided to review assignor estoppel (Minerva Surgical v. Hologic) signaling a similar fate may be in store for the doctrine. Jack Russo asks Michael Risch to weigh in on the validity of assignor estoppel compared to licensee estoppel and react to the oral arguments SCOTUS heard last week. Has the opposition argued effectively enough to stop assignor estoppel from being overturned? Would some estoppel be a fairer conclusion over boundless estoppel?
The Valley Current®: Financial Literacy in Silicon Valley and Beyond……Why Don’t We Teach the Art of Financial Planning?
Are people taking advantage of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act when they file their tax returns? Companies have spent a lot of money restructuring their business since the lockdown began, and with the tax deadline fast approaching, you may be wondering if your new RV office counts as a tax-deductible expense or a luxury purchase. Jack Russo and Steve Rabin, CPA, discuss the expensive ways professionals have pivoted and the gray areas in deductibility. Other topics include:
Are consumers beating expectations for 2020? Assembling a tax strategy for your business or yourself Fixing America’s lack of basic financial literacy The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth Check out the video HERE.
The Valley Current®: Latest Case: Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. (Copyright)
Oracle lucked out in the Federal circuit, but Google was persistent, petitioned, and made their argument to the Supreme Court. On Monday, April 5th, SCOTUS finally issued their ruling over computer code and copyright law in Google LLC v. Oracle America. Jack Russo and Michael Risch, who acted as amici in the case, break down the fair use of thousands of lines of code decision that ultimately ended in Oracle’s bitter loss to Google. Topics:
District Court v Federal Circuit ruling reversals Is there a creativity retardation as a result of finding something is not fair use when it changes what is being used? The future of the Java language & the argument for opensource 4 factors of infringement What is patentable and what is not
This Podcast is not just for Lawyers!!!
I am not in the law field so why am I listening to a podcast called ComputerLaw Group?The answer is Jack!! He is so entertaining to listen to and I appreciate the insight he shares along with the very diverse conversations he has with his guests!! Such a great podcast & definitely check it out!!
Informative and engaging!
I came here for the subject matter, wonderful guest speakers and the legendary Silicon Valley attorney Jack Russo, but I was also really taken aback by how much fun everyone was having and the high production value! Love it! Will definitely be subscribing and catching it up on the whole season.
The Next Joe Rogan!
Excellent interview with Brandon. Everybody has a story and I enjoy listening to all of them. This podcast has a Joe Rogan feel to it...fun and unstructured dialogue. RiskIQ Radio. Bring on the next episodes.
The audio and intro were very professional. Well put together.