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Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Auto Innovation

This week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a field hearing on “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies.” Chairman John Thune gave the opening statement, stating that automated vehicles and new business models, driven by technological advancements, are “poised to enable substantial growth.” Chairman Thune pointed to...

Waymo Must Show “Actual Use” In Trial Against Uber

U.S. District Judge William Alsup in the Northern District of California recently issued revised jury instructions in advance of the February trial between Waymo and Uber regarding trade secret misappropriation—specifically, the use of Waymo’s self-driving car technology. The proposed jury instructions require Waymo to prove actual use of the trade secrets, as opposed to merely proving...

American Workers Most Likely To Be Replaced by AI

A recent report by PwC puts U.S. workers at the highest risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence over the next 15 years. The report–which covered the U.S., the UK, Germany, and Japan–determined that the risk of replacement affects 38% of U.S. jobs, compared to only 35% of German jobs, 30% of UK jobs, and 21% of Japanese Jobs. According to the report, it is the...