Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: Taking a Systems Approach to Adopting AI, Reactive or Proactive? The Ambivalent Nature of Today’s Legal Tech Education, Limit How Long Google Keeps Your Data With This Overdue Setting, and more...
- Are Your Clients’ Data Security Policies Really Ready for GDPR?
"Establishing a robust data security policy is critical for businesses that process personal data, but compliance officers and attorneys know that establishing policy is only the first step. In reality, a data protection policy is only successful if the rules are properly written, implemented, and enforced." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- AI is Poised to Radically Transform Software Development
"New tools and cutting-edge projects show how machine learning and advanced analytics may soon revolutionize how software is designed, tested, and deployed." (via cio.com)
- Could Blockchain Solve Our Growing Privacy Issue?
"Despite its association with bitcoin, it turns out blockchain has tons of uses beyond the secure management of digital currency. Because of the way blockchain works—creating an immutable ledger of information—it makes user fraud incredibly difficult." (via forbes.com)
- California Bar Exploring Opportunities To Deploy AI
"The agency is examining how artificial intelligence could help it review misconduct complaints and administer the bar exam." (via abovethelaw.com)
- Tips for Becoming a Jedi Relativity Master
"For many eDiscovery professionals, there’s only one event that can provoke the same mix of nervous excitement, apprehension, and exhilaration as waiting for a new Star Wars film: attempting and passing a Relativity certification exam." (via relativity.com/blog)
- Could Software Quality Assurance Processes Have Prevented the Boeing 737 MAX Crash?
"Sometimes the issue is a bug in the program, sometimes it’s a design flaw, and sometimes it’s precipitated by a seemingly unrelated decision that caused software performing exactly as designed to do terrible things." (via itworldcanada.com)
- Taking a Systems Approach to Adopting AI
"Today, some 80% of large companies have adopted machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) in their core business. Five years ago, the figure was less than 10%. Nevertheless, the majority of companies still use AI tools as point solutions — discrete applications, isolated from the wider enterprise IT architecture. That’s what we found in a recent analysis of AI practices at more than 8,300 large, global companies in what we believe is one of the largest-scale studies of enterprise IT systems to date." (via hbr.org)
- Reactive or Proactive? The Ambivalent Nature of Today’s Legal Tech Education
"For the most part, these courses are a response to the growing demand for attorneys to use legal tech platforms to better and more cost effectively serve their clients, as well as the growing availability of such platforms themselves. But while a reactive development, these courses are also defining the future of legal practice. They’re changing the way prospective attorneys think, and by extension, how they will approach the practice of law in the future." (via law.com)
- Limit How Long Google Keeps Your Data With This Overdue Setting
"The feature allows users to set a time limit for Google to retain certain types of data, either three months or 18 months, after which the information is automatically deleted." (via wired.com)