Nine great industry news stories from this week you may have missed.
Relativity Fest Reflection
In case you missed it, more than 2,000 professionals came together in Chicago this week for Relativity Fest. This year's annual conference, now in its tenth year, boasted over 300 speakers and 150 educational sessions. The three-day event kicked off with the company's new CEO, Mike Gamson, who discussed the future of Relativity and its emerging RelativityOne technology. Read all the details on Above the Law.
10 Biggest Data Breaches of the 2010s
As another decade comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on what happened during the 2010s. While the past ten years has brought us unparalleled advancements in technology, it's also shown us a number of failures too. Of the 15 largest data breaches in history, ten of them took place in the past decade. And, the two largest data exposures of all time occurred in 2019. Altogether, nearly 4 billion records have been stolen from people in the last ten years. See which company's made the top ten list in Business Insider's recent article.
Google Search Now Reads at a Higher Level
According to Wired.com, Google says it has enhanced its search-ranking system with a new AI software known as BERT. The software has made Google's search algorithm much better at handling long queries, or ones where the relationship between words are crucial. Now, prepositions like "for" and "to" are less likely to bring up erroneous results. Learn all the details about the new update in this morning's article.
3 Ways to Improve the Criminal Justice System with Digital Technology
When you think of a historic law office, what comes to mind? A lot of paper and bankers boxes? While some firms are keeping up with emerging technologies by, for instance, using eSignatures, there's still a lot of room for improvement. But, not all workplaces are adapting. A 2018 study found that many law offices ignore clear signs that the old way of things isn't working anymore. Learn the three ways you can improve the way your office does business by using tech on Forbes.com.
Why Innovation in Law Matters
Innovation in law is no longer a "nice to have," but rather a necessity. Now, according to ArtificialLawyer.com, lawyers now have a choice: ride this wave or risk missing out on the chance to play in the big league of tomorrow's law industry. Learn why the legal work of the past no longer cuts it, and why young lawyers emerging in the legal field now have completely different goals than those before them.
Toronto Needs Better Cybersecurity
CBC recently reported that approximately 4,700 terabytes worth of public data are housed in various systems and computers across the city. This, according to Toronto's auditor general, could have devastating impacts should a breach occur. Given the number of successful phishing attacks other municipalities including Ottawa and Burlington have encountered, this makes the issue especially worrisome. Learn all the details of the auditor's recent report here.
Are You Getting Hacked? Chrome and Firefox Will Let You Know.
Mozilla has launched Firefox 70 which includes features like social tracking protection, a Privacy Protections report and a native data breach notification service for your saved logins. Other browsers are following suit too. Google Chrome's update which launched a few days ago has backed up its Password Checkup extension right into their browser. Learn all the details of how these companies are keeping you secure while surfing the web on TNW.com.
Future Jobs Will Count on AI, But Don't Count Human Workers Out (Yet)
According the The Conversation, a 2018 Gallup poll revealed that 70 per cent of Americans believe that AI will eliminate more jobs than it creates. While AI automates parts of occupations, it doesn't necessarily replace a person's entire job. An example of this is when a computer can execute certain tasks but may still depend on human judgement to oversee the process. However, there are certain groups who may be more susceptible to downsizing. Learn who the future of AI is most likely to effect in the recent article.
The Top Canadian Tech Hubs You Don't Know About
We know that Toronto and Vancouver are Canada's tech hubs, but who else is in the game? BetaKit reports that from Victoria to Halifax, tech investments are up. Read the surprising list of up-and-coming Canadian tech cities here.