Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: eDiscovery in the Year 2048: What the Future Holds, For Artificial Intelligence to Thrive, it Must Explain Itself, The 5 Love Languages & e-Discovery, and more...
- eDiscovery in the Year 2048: What the Future Holds
"A Legalweek panel painted a picture of the future of legal that is more machine than human, where automation is key but the work never ends." (via law.com)
- Cryptocurrency & Blockchain: It’s Not Just A Biglaw Practice Area
"Legal issues surrounding blockchain technology impact more and more small law clients." (via abovethelaw.com)
- For Artificial Intelligence to Thrive, it Must Explain Itself
"Real AI is nowhere near as advanced as its usual portrayal in fiction. It certainly lacks the apparently conscious motivation of the sci-fi stuff. But it does turn both hope and fear into matters for the present day, rather than an indeterminate future. And many worry that even today’s “AI-lite” has the capacity to morph into a monster. The fear is not so much of devices that stop obeying instructions and instead follow their own agenda, but rather of something that does what it is told (or, at least, attempts to do so), but does it in a way that is incomprehensible." (via economist.com)
- Training Yesterday's Lawyers
"When asked about how Canada’s legal academy is handling innovation, Jason Moyse is blunt. It is “so far behind, it thinks it’s ahead,” says the co-founder of Law Made, a small legal company that helps startups and large corporates “drive innovation, and make the most of technology, in the legal services industry."(via canadianlawyermag.com)
- Telecommuting Productivity and Security
"Maintaining billable-hours performance is the obvious top priority for granting attorneys a telecommuting option, but firms must also be cognizant of the myriad data protection and client confidentiality risks posed when lawyers work from a remote location." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- The 5 Love Languages & e-Discovery: What Language Do You Speak?
"We all speak a little of each language, but there’s a hierarchy to our fluency. Knowing a person’s primary love language can foster stronger communication and an overall healthier relationship. Romantic relationships aren’t the only ones that can benefit from this. We looked at the love languages through the lens of your typical e-discovery team and took a guess at which language each type of person speaks best." (via relativity.com/blog)
- Big Companies Are Embracing Analytics, But Most Still Don’t Have a Data-Driven Culture
"For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data. Each year the response rate increases, and the reported urgency of making effective use of data increases as well. This year the results are both more encouraging and more worrisome than in the past." (via hbr.org)
- Inbox Zero for Lawyers (Plus a Shortcut)
"When it comes to email, you should empty your inbox regularly by sorting its contents into action-oriented folders and ruthlessly archiving or deleting anything you don’t need to see again." (via lawyerist.com)
- How the New European Privacy Law Can Affect Canadian Firms
"A European privacy regulation taking effect this May poses some legal risk for commercial brokers’ Canadian clients, whether those clients know it or not." (via canadianunderwriter.ca)