Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: What Keeps In-House Counsel Up at Night,What Should New CLOs be Doing in Their New Gig?, How Canada’s Unique Research Culture has Aided Artificial Intelligence and more...
- Why Artificial Intelligence Should Be More Canadian
"Canada has produced several big breakthroughs in artificial intelligence in recent years, and its government is keen to establish the country as a global epicenter of AI. The country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, also hopes that the technology will learn Canadian values as it grows up." (via technologyreview.com)
- DoNotPay, ‘World’s First Robot Lawyer,’ Coming to Vancouver to Help Fight Parking Tickets
"DoNotPay, a chatbot service that provides free legal services without having to involve a physical lawyer, is set to debut in four Canadian cities in December to help people either lower their ticket costs, or avoid paying them altogether." (via globalnews.ca)
- What Keeps In-House Counsel Up at Night
"Legal department management and structure/moving to legal operations was a pretty big concern for the 232 respondents to Canadian Lawyer’s Annual Corporate Counsel Survey as well — it ranked second overall as a key issue in respondents’ legal departments, coming in just behind cybersecurity." (via canadianlawyermag.com)
- 3 Key Ways To Protect Your IP
"The development of the Internet of Things has allowed businesses across the globe to expand in new and exciting ways. We can share our thoughts, ideas, and even secrets, freely across channels, servers, and file shares. This type of total freedom also disinhibits nefarious third parties, intent on stealing what you have, what you know, and what you care about the most." (via relativity.com/blog)
- What Should New CLOs be Doing in Their New Gig?
"So what should recently hired CLOs think about when taking on new roles? There’s the obvious, like asking “How can I make the department more efficient and productive?” and actionable–like implementing time tracking and BI tools that centralize accounting, e-billing and matter management." (via insidecounsel.com)
- 7 Legal Podcasts To Listen To Over (American) Thanksgiving Break
"The following are some of the most popular episodes from November. Pick your poison, or load them all up on a playlist and listen on your sleighride to Grandmother’s house." (via abovethelaw.com)
- The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple
"It’s a common adage that employees are the weak link in corporate cybersecurity. But I believe they are also the best defense, if they are given policies that are easy to follow and not too numerous and complex. Employee security training and best practices need to be user friendly and simple to be effective." (via hbr.org)
- How Canada’s Unique Research Culture has Aided Artificial Intelligence
"Canada cannot compete with America in research funding. Instead, it has made a virtue of limited resources, developing an alternative model of innovation based on openness to unorthodox ideas." (via economist.com)
- Cellphone Companies May Need to Step Up Privacy Protections
"Cellphone companies may need to do a better job protecting their customers, in light of a CBC/Radio-Canada investigation showing security vulnerabilities in Canada's two largest cellphone networks, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said." (via cbc.ca)