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Friday Top Nine for July 7, 2017

Posted by Marketing

Jul 7, 2017 8:30:09 PM

Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.

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  1. Hi-tech is Helping to Crack Legal Cases

    "...the artificial intelligence we see employed today in anything from healthcare to finance is designed to increase productivity, cut costs and improve accuracy. And in the legal sector, predictive coding software is doing just that.(via manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

  2. Canada’s Cybersecurity Needs Work, Despite High Ranking

    "We’re finding some areas to be consistent across a wide variety of firms, both big law and small law, that it doesn’t take a lot to improve." (via globalnews.ca)

  3. Law Firm Mergers Continue at Strong Pace in 2017

    "The volume of merger activity remains high. The number of firms telling us they are interested in possibly doing a major deal is higher than it’s been in 10 years(via bol.bna.com)

  4. ‘Robot lawyer’ Will Now Answer Your Legal Problems via Facebook Messenger

    "Relaunch ready and now named LawBot X, the legal service seems to have shifted focus both towards civil law and towards predicting case outcomes rather than giving initial advice." (via legalcheek.com)

  5. This Simple Email Habit Will Make You More Productive

    "If Inbox Zero sounds good in theory but you are too busy to spend time learning a full-on system for managing your email, here is a simple way to get your email under control that you can start doing as soon as you are finished reading this post." (via lawyerist.com)

  6. Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare

    "An estimated 2.3 billion connected things will be used in smart cities this year, according to Gartner, Inc., the technology research and advisory company. That would represent a 42% increase in the number of connected devices since 2016. But the rise of digital connectivity also exposes a host of vulnerabilities cybercriminals are lining up to exploit." (via hbr.org)

  7. Coaching Lawyers

    "Canadian Lawyer explores some of the most widespread lawyer traits with several lawyer coaches, presenting true examples of how they helped their clients to adopt new behaviours. "  (via canadianlawyermag.com)

  8. What Is Artificial Intelligence, Really?

    "Researchers who actually develop AI technologies...prefer narrower, more useful terms like Machine Learning (ML) and decision theory. They’re wary of the catch-all phrase “Artificial Intelligence”, in part because human intelligence is itself largely artificial, an encoded system of man-made concepts, rules of thumb, recipes, customs, laws, even whole cultures."  (via huffingtonpost.co.uk)

  9. Leadership Symposium Highlights the Need for More Women in Management Positions

    "It’s no secret that gender parity in most industries still has a long way to go. While women make up half or almost half of all professionals in the accounting, medicine, and law fields, for example, they account for an abysmally small number of workers in the information and communication technology (ICT) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors."  (via itworldcanada.com)

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