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The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week
2018 FastCase 50 Announced: this year's class is a terrific and interesting group of techies, visionaries and leaders doing cool stuff in the law.
In contrast...Mark Cohen explains why we should spend less time on awards and focus more on satisfying clients.
User Research in Courts on the Future of A2J: Margaret Hagan and team have put together another valuable guide that highlights their fantastic work and will help others do likewise.
Avvo Legal Services Shutting Down: this business reportedly doesn't align with the vision of Internet Brands, which recently acquired Avvo, reports Bob Ambrogi.
Humans Imitating AI: the MIT "Clocking In" newsletter (a free daily newsletter covering technology and automation in the workplace - worth signing-up for!) reports that companies working to develop AI solutions are, in some instances, cutting corners by hiring *humans* to pretend to be computers until the companies can figure out how to deliver the AI product they are claiming to possess. For example, Expensify, the expense reporting app posted images of receipts on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and paid gig workers to manually write up the data contained on the images. Other companies have enlisted people to pretend to be chatbots. What a world.
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