Freestyle Chess is a competition between humans, who are allowed, like in correspondence chess, to make use of any technical support for selecting their moves. Basically it’s an interplay between human intuition and computer calculating power to arrive at the best course of action. What if we had such advance algorithms similar to the chess paradigm, how would these system assist lawyers in picking legal strategies? And who would likely use them? Read further >
I love words and I love language and meaning! Since I am not a native speaker, the words above sound and “feel” very similar, although their usage is quite different.
The same goes for “legal jargon”, where I have to face the fact that what I learned during my English lessons at school and university is quite often not applicable or even misleading in a legal context.
The law is just a system of rules, similar to the definition of any game, in which a set of situations are attached to consequences of what is desired, forbidden and allowed. Its atomic component is a simple IF-THEN rule. Read further >
Imagine you are in a team meeting, talking about a new feature of an online research product. The discussion starts, participants express their opinion, someone tries to prevail with her/his judgment, there is no agreement on the horizon. How can you best handle such a situation and successfully steer the discussion to gain a team consensus? Read further >
Most professionals (lawyers and accountants) conduct at least some of their fee-producing knowledge work on mobile devices, specifically, smartphones and tablets. Tablet and smartphone apps are a great way to connect to clients and reach out to prospective clients. By way of example, check out some of the mobile apps of Deloitte, PwC, and McKinsey on Google Play, and iPad apps from EY, Baker & McKenzie, and Allen & Overy. Firms can post news, advice and insight to their clients’ mobile devices. Likewise, some professional services firms are creating internal app stores to distribute apps that boost internal productivity. Several interesting questions arise, however, about which mobile operating system to support. Read further >
The AMIA 2013 conference just wrapped up in Washington, DC. I had the honor of giving two talks on topics I often discuss on this blog – medication safety screening and clinical decision support (CDS) standards. Read further >
Publishing comes down to delivering the right information to the right people, preferably at the right time. While this hasn’t changed in itself, the way we request and deliver access to (legal) information has fundamentally transformed. The age of digitization is here. Read further >
I believe technology will not doom us but quite the opposite. It will not only save businesses, industries even but also lives in unexpected ways. This is a story of my failure and how a simple piece of tech saved my life and set me on my current path. Read further >
In my last post I reflected on how the turmoil in our industry was visible or tangible at the world’s biggest event we have: Frankfurt Book Fair. Today, I will have a closer look at the opposite dimension. What the turmoil is doing to a person – in this case, to me.
To measure search quality helps us to improve our market position as it let us know (a) what are we able to do or not, (b) what are our competitors able to do or not, and (c) how should we act accordingly. By identifying pain points and proof points we can compare better our quality and communicate it better. Read further >