Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: Why Your Security Team Should Be Monitoring the Dark Web, Tech Tips for Young Lawyers to Get and Stay Organized, How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery?, and more...
- Why Your Security Team Should Be Monitoring the Dark Web
"While organizations have beefed up their security programs and most have initiated at least some plans to respond to attacks, many are still behind the curve on proactively monitoring the threat landscape and potential threat actors.". (via relativity.com/blog)
- Combined Artificial and Human Intelligence Can Solve the Court Reporter Shortage
"The justice system has a tendency to move slowly. This centuries-old problem hearkens back to Shakespearean times, with The Bard himself mentioning “the law’s delay” as one of life’s greatest disappointments in Hamlet’s famed “To be, or not to be” soliloquy". (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- Are Robots Coming For Lawyers? Not Until They Can Translate Legalese
"Admittedly there are some functions of our jobs AI can probably handle. Basic contracts, wills, and bills of sale are all ripe for AI intervention. And frankly, since it has been a number of years since I took my Trusts & Estates class, AI may even do a better job drafting a will than I could. But even if AI continues to improve to the point it can write flawless case briefs, I am firmly convinced they will never be able to master my chief role as in-house counsel, that of translator". (via abovethelaw.com)
- The Feds’ Favorite iPhone Hacking Tool Is Selling On eBay For $100—And It’s Leaking Data
"Rather than return the UFEDs to Cellebrite so they can be properly decommissioned, it appears police or other individuals who’ve acquired the machines are flogging them and failing to properly wipe them. Cybersecurity researchers are now warning that valuable case data and powerful police hacking tools could have leaked as a result". (via forbes.com)
- How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery?
"Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) point to an age where forgery of documents, pictures, audio recordings, videos, and online identities will occur with unprecedented ease. AI is poised to make high-fidelity forgery inexpensive and automated, leading to potentially disastrous consequences for democracy, security, and society. As an AI researcher, I’m here to sound the alarm, and to suggest a partial solution". (via hbr.org)
- Tech Tips for Young Lawyers to Get and Stay Organized
"An organized lawyer is a productive lawyer. A productive lawyer is a more profitable lawyer. So there’s your motivation for getting organized. Although you may not consider yourself blessed with natural organizational skills and it may not be something you learned in law school, there are plenty of tools available to help you get organized." (via americanbar.org)
- The 8 Toughest Decisions IT Leaders Face
"Every day, CIOs and other tech executives must face an array of daunting decisions, from how they allocate resources to how to prepare for shifts in the technology landscape.". (via cio.com)
- The Writing of This AI is so Human That Its Creators are Scared to Release It
"Trained on eight million web pages, OpenAI's new system — called the GPT-2 — is billed as the next generation of predictive text. The AI is said to write authentic-sounding prose that could fool humans, which has dangerous repercussions when it comes to the mass production of disinformation.". (via cbc.ca)
- Microsoft Excel Will Now Let You Snap a Picture of a Spreadsheet and Import It
"Microsoft is adding a very useful feature to its Excel mobile apps for iOS and Android. It allows Excel users to take a photo of a printed data table and convert it into a fully editable table in the app.". (via theverge.com)