August 20, 2017
Hacked a website this weekend, my own. AI-Ethics.com. As I’m sure most of you know by now, that means I made a new website. Hope you will come by and check it out. It was made pretty fast, and will no doubt need constant improvements going forward, but I like it. It has a whole new coding style. As usual, it is free and open to one and all. My point was to build something of social value. You be the judge as to whether I succeeded at that.
A careful reader will notice it is not really totally new, as most of the content has been published here before, but the website itself is brand new. There are many new words in it too. Below is a screen shot of part of the Home Page. Just click and the new AI-Ethics.com will be sent to your screen.
You be the judge as to how bold a move this new project is. I went with a whole new design and also created several new graphics for it. Please note the multiple invitations in the website for volunteers to help me with the ethics work going forward. (Do not need help with the actual code work.) I personally think Ray Kurzweil may be right. We need to follow the Hacker Way and move fast because the next HAL 9000 could be just around the corner. According to Craig Ball he already owns a toaster smarter than the current POTUS.
August 13, 2017
This new ten minute video on Hacker Way and Legal Practice Management was added to my Hacker Way and AI-Ethics pages this week. It explains how one led to another. It also provides more insight into why I think the major problems of e-discovery have now been solved, with a shout-out to all e-discovery vendors and the team approach of lawyers working with them. This interdisciplinary team approach is how we overcame e-discovery challenges and, if my theory is correct, will also allow us to meet the regulatory challenges surrounding artificial intelligence. Hopefully my video disclosures here will provide useful insights into how the Hacker Way management credo used by most high-tech companies can also be followed by lawyers.
May 21, 2017
I was in Manhattan at the Marriott on Times Square this week presenting on advanced TAR with Jim Sullivan. We provided an overview on the Team’s latest methods, Hybrid Multimodal IST Predictive Coding 4.0. Presentations like this allow you to interact with students and refine your approach. It was a good group, as is typical in NYC, of lawyers and litigation support experts.
I left N.Y. on Wednesday night, well before the madman drove his car into Times Square on Thursday. Jim stayed overnight and walked out of Times Square just minutes before this horrible massacre. My condolences to the family of the nineteen year old girl who was killed and the twenty-two other pedestrians who were injured.
When I got home from NYC I condensed our eighty-five minute presentation into a thirty-seven minute video. It now serves as the core video introduction to the e-Discovery Team’s free TAR Course. It is found in the first of the sixteen classes in the Course. I also revised and improved the wording in the Welcome Page of the course and made it a stand alone entry point. To have a little more fun with all of this I also created a new graphic, shown below. It provides a visualization of the core content of the TAR Course. Click on it to see a larger view.
This TAR Course welcome page now has its own written and video content. That material used to be combined with the first class. So the net result is an expansion of the TAR Course from sixteen to seventeen modules. At this point the first eleven classes have “Homework Assignments” at the end with suggested supplemental readings and analytic challenges. We will be adding homework to the last five classes in the next month.
If you have already studied the first class, I urge you to go back and reread and re-view the writings and new three-part video. I also reproduce the same new video below. I call it an overview video, a first tell, but it contains advanced materials and some of my latest thinking.
Go to the TAR Course.