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The End of General AI Predictions?

The End of General AI Predictions?Artificial General Intelligence is a classic sci fi topic.  And it is appropriately so.  What better to tempt our imaginations than human-like “other” that is lacking or over abundant in certain human qualities such as empathy,...

Making Sure Your Will is Legally Valid

Making Sure Your Will is Legally ValidOnce you have created your Will and decided how you wish to distribute your estate, it is important to make sure your Will follows the correct legal requirements in order for it to be legally valid. Not having a valid will can run...

Dying Intestate

Dying IntestateOne of Ailira’s most frequently asked questions is “what happens if I die without leaving a Will? “ In this situation you die Intestate.What is intestate?Dying intestate is what happens when you die without leaving a valid Will. The law then steps in...

Storing Your Will

Storing Your WillA Last Will and Testament is a private and confidential document. It is extremely important that your original Will must be kept in a safe and secure location after it has been signed and witnessed. At the time of your passing your nominated executor...

Should Code be Property?

Should Code be Property?Computer code underpins the technology in our modern environment.  It is often a form of property, being the copyright of the authors.  But besides from that, could code become its own form of separate property?Digital AssetsIf you write a...

DIY Will Kits & “Free Services”

DIY Will Kits & “Free Services”Recently due to the pandemic there has been a large spike in those purchasing DIY Will Kits and Online Will Services. Although it is great that people are taking the step to prepare and protect their assets you need to be mindful of...

Next of Kin

Next of KinIn Australia when a person passes without leaving a valid Will typically the next of kin will be the first point of contact that is appointed the responsibility for all the decision making when it comes to legal matters, burial choices, and the organisation...

Should We Be 50% Amish?

Should We Be 50% Amish?In my view, humans have the potential to always be superior to robots in contextual reasoning, lateral thinking, judgment, advocacy, and morality. This does not mean that every human is better than every robot in relation to each of those....

Can Robots Be Moral?

Can Robots Be Moral? The morality of a robot, or lack thereof, is a classic sci-fi trope. Whether it is an unfeeling Hal 9000 exterminating the human crew that get in its way or a cute WALL-E learning good and how to help humanity reconnect with its roots, we are both...

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