The Web3, AI and Metaverse Legal and Business Podcast

The Web3, AI and Metaverse Legal and Business Podcast with Mitch Jackson


Welcome to “The Web3, AI, and Metaverse Legal Podcast,” the navigator’s companion through the intricate new worlds of technology, crafted with entrepreneurs and creators like you in mind. I’m your host, Mitch Jackson, and I bring to the mic over three decades of legal expertise, ready to be your ally in this exciting journey.

In each episode, we dive deep into the legal aspects of Web3, AI, and the metaverse to bring you focused, actionable advice. My goal is to demystify the complex legal challenges and arm you with the knowledge necessary to protect and propel your ventures in these dynamic digital landscapes. (Search episodes and do a deep dive all podcast content using our new AI bot).

So join me as we explore the legal side of the digital revolution. Listen, comment, and subscribe on Apple, Spotify or YouTube to stay updated on all our episodes, share with fellow pioneers seeking to chart their course in this realm, and enjoy the wealth of information available in our past and upcoming episodes.

As always, no legal, financial or investment advice is provided in this podcast.

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Episode #103: Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and Society: Tackling the Top 5 Legal Dilemmas of OpenAI’s Project Q-Star (Q*)  | [written transcript]

In this episode, I delve into the captivating world of OpenAI’s Project Q-Star and the complexities of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Discover the intricate legal and ethical challenges that AGI presents, from intellectual property quandaries to privacy concerns and beyond.

I unpack what I believe to be the five most pressing issues and offer actionable insights for lawyers, business owners, and consumers to navigate this uncharted territory. Tune in to explore how AGI is reshaping our world and what steps we can take to harness its power responsibly.

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and Society: Tackling the Top 5 Legal Dilemmas of OpenAI’s Project Q-Star (Q*)

Episode #102: Tech Company Employer and Founder Agreements | [written transcript]

In this episode we dive deep into the world of tech employment and founder agreements! This is a must-listen for anyone navigating the complexities of the tech industry, whether you’re starting up or scaling up.

We’ll be unpacking the crucial clauses, hidden pitfalls, and game-changing strategies that can make or break your success in this dynamic sector. Join us as we reveal the insider secrets and expert advice that will empower you to craft agreements that not only protect your interests but also fuel your company’s growth. Don’t miss out on these invaluable insights – tune in now!

Episode #101: Celebrity Imitation by AI: A Legal Tightrope in Publicity Rights | [written transcript]

Are you intrigued by the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and celebrity rights? Our latest podcast episode dives into the critical topic of ‘AI and the Right to Publicity.’

Discover how AI’s ability to replicate a famous person’s likeness, voice, or image is sparking legal battles, just like actor Scarlett Johansson’s recent lawsuit against an AI app.

We explore the varying laws governing these rights across states and countries, emphasizing the importance of navigating this terrain carefully. Don’t miss this insightful discussion – click now to understand the complexities and consequences of AI in the world of celebrity rights!

Episode #100: AI, Training, and the Copyright Debate: Unlocking the Legal Puzzle | [written transcript]

Welcome to today’s podcast episode where we dive into the riveting and complex world of AI, training, and copyright laws. Are we on the brink of a legal revolution, or standing on precarious ground? As artificial intelligence continues to reshape our lives, it also challenges the very foundations of our copyright system.

This episode isn’t just a discussion; it’s an exploration into the future of creativity and ownership in the age of machine learning. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a legal eagle, or just curious about the digital world evolving around us, you won’t want to miss our deep dive into this uncharted territory.

Tune in as we unravel the intricate web of AI training and its implications on copyright laws – it’s a conversation that will not only enlighten but also provoke thought about the future we’re building.

Episode #99: GPT4 Chatbots Explained | [written transcript]

Are you ready to revolutionize the way you interact with AI? In this must-listen episode of our podcast, we delve into OpenAI’s groundbreaking personalization feature for ChatGPT, a tool that is transforming AI interactions for everyone.

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a business professional, or just curious about the future of AI, this episode will unveil how you can tailor AI chatbots to your specific needs, without needing any coding expertise. Join us to discover how this innovation is making AI more accessible and integral to our daily lives. Don’t miss out on this insightful journey into the world of personalized AI! Tune in now!

Episode #98: BREAKING: YouTube’s AI Ultimatum: Disclose Generative Content or Face the Consequences | [written transcript]

Attention all YouTubers and digital creators! Tune into our latest podcast episode where we dive deep into YouTube’s groundbreaking new rule: mandatory disclosure of generative AI in videos.

This isn’t just another update; it’s a game-changer that could redefine your content strategy and online presence. We’re unpacking the what, why, and how of this policy, exploring its impact on the creative world, and giving you insider tips on staying ahead in YouTube’s new AI-driven landscape. Don’t miss out on this crucial discussion – your digital future may depend on it!

Episode #97: Web3 Disputes: The Rise of Private Mediation | [written transcript]

Step into the future of conflict resolution with our latest exploration into the world of Web3! Discover how private mediation is revolutionizing the way we tackle disputes in this rapidly evolving digital age.

From blockchain battles to AI disagreements, learn how expert mediation can provide swift, effective solutions, keeping you ahead in the game. Don’t miss out on this essential read for anyone navigating the complex intersections of technology and law. Tune in now and be part of the cutting-edge conversation!

Episode #96: Pioneering and Learning: Our Journey as One of the First Law Firms to Navigate the Metaverse | [written transcript]

Discover how our law firm went from traditional to trailblazing, pioneering legal services within the metaverse! From setting up virtual offices to hosting international conferences at our digital campus, we’ve transformed client interactions and taken our services global.

Episode #95: Conquering Human Biases to Unlock AI’s Full Potential | [written transcript]

Are you ready to confront the hidden biases that could be lurking in the very AI technologies you rely on every day? Tune in to my latest podcast episode where I peel back the layers of AI’s potential and expose the critical biases that could be sabotaging your decision-making process.

Join me as I tackle the tough questions, unearth the problematic patterns, and equip you with the strategies to turn your AI tools from biased bots to dynamic decision-makers. Don’t let unseen prejudices dictate your success—let’s decode the biases and reclaim the power of AI together!

Episode #94: OpenAI’s DDoS Wake-Up Call: Steering Towards Decentralized Security Architectures | [written transcript]

The recent disruption of OpenAI, a major AI platform, has thrown a spotlight on a critical vulnerability in our tech-driven world: the perils of centralized systems. These single points of failure can bring even the most vital services to a standstill, from our energy grids to healthcare systems.

My latest podcast episode explores the untold risks of centralization and how web3 based decentralized alternatives could be the unsung heroes we need to ensure our services are fail-safe.

Episode #93: Hear, See, Feel: The AI Awakening in Assistive Technology
| [written transcript]

Dive into the heart of a technological revolution where Artificial Intelligence isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a lifeline. Imagine a world where the blind can ‘see’ through the eyes of AI, the deaf can ‘hear’ vibrations of life, and the sense of touch is not lost but reinvented.

In this podcast episode, I unravel how AI is shattering the barriers faced by people with disabilities, transforming smart glasses into narrators of the visual world, and vests into speakers of the silent language. Click in and listen to how AI is not only changing lives but redefining the very essence of sensory experience.

Episode #92: Navigating the Legal and Ethical Dimensions of AI Use: Debunking the Myth of Cheating | [written transcript]

Dive into the fascinating intersection of law, technology, and business with Mitch Jackson as he debunks the myth of AI as a form of cheating. In his compelling narrative, Mitch explores the rich history of technological innovation and its impact on society, drawing parallels between the seismic shifts of the past and the AI revolution of today.

Tune in to discover how artificial intelligence is not replacing human creativity, but rather, enhancing it, inviting us to become orchestrators in a world where AI tools unlock new heights of productivity and innovation.

Episode #91: The Apex of Intellect: Navigating a Future Where AI Surpasses Human Wisdom in Fact and Creative Fiction | [written transcript]

In this episode we peel back the curtain on the future where AI and reality are indistinguishable, exploring the groundbreaking potential for personalized medicine and tailored education alongside the stark ethical dilemmas posed by job displacement and deep fakes.

Please join me as I fuse 30+ years of legal expertise with the pulse of technological innovation to dissect the opportunities and challenges of this brave new world. Together, we’ll navigate the complex dance of regulation, ethics, and human oversight needed to harness AI’s power responsibly. (If you enjoy the topics I discuss in my podcast episodes, you’ll also enjoy my weekly LinkedIn newsletter, “The AI, Web3 and Metaverse Newsletter.”

Episode #90: Artists Unite: Protecting Creativity in the Age of AI | [written transcript]

Is your art fueling the AI revolution—without your permission? Dive into the explosive crossroads of creativity and code on our latest podcast, as we dissect the clash between artists and AI giants.

Discover how Biden’s executive order could herald a new dawn for copyright laws, why a cartoonist’s lawsuit might rewrite the rules, and explore the ingenious tech that’s allowing artists to fight back. Are we witnessing the end of artistic freedom, or the birth of a new era of protected creativity? Join us to unravel the controversy that involves creators and artists everywhere.

Episode #89: Someone Stole My NFT or Ordinal. What Can I Do? | [written transcript]

In the digital Wild West, your prized NFTs and Blockchain Ordinals can vanish into the cyber ether without warning. What’s your game plan when you’re staring down the barrel of digital theft?

In this episode, we lay out the emergency blueprint: from documenting your digital footprints to engaging cyber sleuths, and from legal showdowns to navigating the treacherous terrain of terms of service agreements. Get armed with crucial, action-oriented strategies that go beyond mere recovery—transform into a digital defender, protecting your assets from the lawless frontiers of the web.

Episode #88: The Problem with DAOs Nobody is Talking About! | [written transcript]

In today’s episode, we peel back the curtain on the alluring world of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and expose potential major issues that have the ability to breed distrust to the global jurisdictional nightmare that could turn your business or investment into a legal black hole. Join Mitch as he delves into the legal labyrinth of DAOs, revealing the challenges that could disrupt your digital utopia. (also see Episode #80: “What is a DAO.”)

Episode #87: Sam Bankman Fried Found Guilty! | [written transcript]

In a bombshell, but expected, verdict that has sent shockwaves across the trillion-dollar crypto universe, former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been found guilty on seven counts of fraud and conspiracy.

From betraying customer trust and deceiving lenders to a mysterious money laundering cover-up, the dramatic fall of this once-celebrated crypto tycoon unveils a dark underworld within the flashy realm of cryptocurrencies.

Episode #86: Scarlett Johansson Sues AI App Company | [written transcript]

Imagine your face and voice being used to promote a product without your consent. This nightmare scenario is the reality for Scarlett Johansson, who’s now in a legal showdown with an AI app developer.

In our latest episode, we discuss this fascinating and concerning world of AI-generated likenesses, exploring the violation of Johansson’s rights, the potential remedies at her disposal, and the implications this case has for all of us in today’s digital age. Tune in to learn why this case matters and how you can protect your rights in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Episode #85: President Biden’s AI Executive Order | [written transcript]

In this important episode, we delve into President Biden’s Executive Order on artificial intelligence, a groundbreaking move set to revolutionize AI safety, security, and trustworthiness, all while protecting American values and interests.

How will these new standards impact the future of AI development and usage? What are the potential risks and rewards that come with this bold move? And most importantly, how will these changes affect you, as a business owner, entrepreneur, creator, lawyer, or professional in your field?

Tune in to find out how America is positioning itself at the forefront of the AI revolution, and what you need to know to stay ahead in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Episode #84: How AI is Changing Law- 10 Must-See Innovations | [written transcript]

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the legal landscape, providing lawyers and law firms with innovative tools to enhance their practice, deliver better client experiences, and achieve greater results.

In this episode, Mitch shares 10 unique and compelling ways AI can assist lawyers that you probably haven’t thought about. You won’t want to miss these insights on how to leverage the power of AI to stay ahead of the competition and thrive in the ever-evolving legal landscape.

Episode #83: What are Bitcoin Ordinals? | [written transcript]

Dive into the world of Bitcoin Ordinals, where blockchain meets daily life. Imagine a future where your health records, legal cases, and even prized digital art and artifacts are instantly accessible, authenticated, and preserved on the Bitcoin blockchain. Unearth the revolution in transactions, the potential to redefine our digital interactions, and how the very essence of our digital artifacts could stand immutable against time. (also see Episode #79: What is a Non-Fungible (NFT) Token?”)

What are Bitcoin Ordinals?

Episode #82: Web3 Digital Wallets Explained | [written transcript]

Step into the future of web3 digital wallets, your virtual vault for managing cryptocurrency, digital assets and digital access! In this episode, we delve deep into the world of digital wallets, exploring their revolutionary security features, the potential of interacting with decentralized applications, and the crucial importance of safeguarding your seed phrase. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or curious mind, don’t miss out on this game-changing evolution in transactions that’s set to revolutionize the way we handle our finances.

Web3 digital wallets

Episode #81: What is Cryptocurrency? | [written transcript]

Step into the future of money and unlock the mysteries of cryptocurrency! In this podcast episode, we delve into the world of digital currencies, unraveling how they work, the benefits they offer, and the challenges they pose.

From the decentralized power of blockchain technology to the volatile nature of digital assets, we cover it all. Don’t miss out on this fascinating journey that could revolutionize the way we handle transactions and manage our assets.

What is cryptocurrency?

Episode #80: What is a DAO? | [written transcript]

Ever felt like your voice wasn’t being heard in an organization or that decisions were made without full transparency? Enter the world of DAOs, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, revolutionizing the business landscape by offering a transparent, democratic, and global solution to traditional organizational problems.

Say goodbye to hierarchical structures and bureaucratic red tape, and hello to a future where everyone has a say and everything is out in the open.

Are you ready to be part of this revolution? Dive deep with us in this episode as we explore the intricacies, risks, and endless possibilities of DAOs. (also see Episode #88: The Problem with DAOs Nobody is Talking About!”)

What is a DAO?

Episode #79: What is a Non-Fungible (NFT) Token? | [written transcript]

In the world of Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs), unique digital assets represent ownership of one-of-a-kind items or concepts, revolutionizing the realm of digital property. Regular NFTs are like your personal slice of the digital pie, while fractionalized NFTs allow for a delightful sharing of that pie, representing a fraction of a larger asset.

With applications ranging from digital art and collectibles to virtual real estate and online identity, NFTs offer an endless array of possibilities. They empower creators by providing a new avenue for monetizing work, and serve as a marketing magician for companies looking to promote their products and services. (also see Episode #83: What are Bitcoin Ordinals?”)

Episode #78: What is a Web3 Smart Contract? | [written transcript]

Welcome to the future of business transactions, where the hassles of traditional contracts are a thing of the past! Web3 smart contracts are revolutionizing industries by automating processes, reducing the risk of fraud, and fostering more secure and transparent business relationships.

These self-executing contracts exist on a blockchain network, making them resistant to tampering and censorship. The decentralization of smart contracts not only provides a higher level of trust and security but also increases accessibility and inclusion for businesses and individuals, regardless of their location or economic status.

Episode #77: What is a Web3 Blockchain? | [written transcript]

Are you ready to revolutionize the way you conduct your business and secure your transactions? Let’s talk about the power of blockchain—a decentralized, digital ledger that ensures tamper-proof records across a network of computers, transforming the world of business and beyond.

This is not just a secure system but a transparent one too, thanks to its cryptographic techniques. Imagine the potential for your business when you can facilitate secure, transparent transactions, eliminate intermediaries, reduce risks and costs, and embrace the future of smart contracts that automate and streamline processes from supply chain management to legal agreements.

The blockchain isn’t just about financial transactions; it opens the door to decentralized applications and business models, such as peer-to-peer marketplaces and decentralized autonomous organizations, that operate without a central authority, ensuring greater transparency and fairness.

Episode #76: What is a Web3 Decentralization? | [written transcript]

In the ever-expanding digital universe, Web3 decentralization emerges as the superhero we didn’t know we needed, offering a beacon of hope in a world dominated by corporate giants.

Picture a decentralized internet where you, the user, regain control, where your data is protected like the crown jewels, and where transparent ecosystems thrive free from the constraints of central authorities.

This is not a pipe dream, folks; this is the future, a future where individuals and companies alike can revel in the myriad opportunities presented by new business models, where innovation and competition are not just encouraged, but flourish.

Episode #75: What is Web3? | [written transcript]

Welcome to the revolutionary world of Web3, a decentralized internet powered by blockchain technology. Unlike the traditional internet, Web3 isn’t controlled by governments or corporations; instead, it relies on a network of computers and servers that work together to provide a secure and resilient online environment. With features like smart contracts, digital currencies, and decentralized apps, Web3 offers transparent, efficient, and cost-effective alternatives to traditional online platforms.

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