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Why running a Tech Startup is like fighting MMA 

Why running a Tech Startup is like fighting MMA 

Earlier this year I participated in my first MMA fight. I have been karate training for 25 years (3rd Degree Black Belt Goju Ryu) and have taken part in other martial arts (BJJ, wrestling) but this was, without a doubt,  the hardest thing that I have done so far.  I have also been running a tech company that builds legal artificial intelligence (Ailira)  for the last 4 years, alongside my law firm, and I was struck (pun intended) by a number of similarities in the experience. 

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EU: MEPs chart path for a European approach to Artificial Intelligence

EU: MEPs chart path for a European approach to Artificial Intelligence

A point of divergence consistently raised by MEPs on Tuesday was the lack of harmony in key definitions related to Artificial Intelligence across different Parliamentary texts, which could create legal loopholes in the future. In this vein, members highlighted the need to work towards joint definitions for Artificial intelligence operations, in order to ensure consistency across Parliament’s four draft recommendations to the Commission.

Law Firms Invest $10M in New ‘Open Industry’ Tech Platform

Law Firms Invest $10M in New ‘Open Industry’ Tech Platform

A trio of leading law firms in the U.S., Europe, and Asia have chipped in millions to support a new legal tech platform they say will help firms and their clients work through the often tricky process of collaborating digitally on complex projects.

UK Law Gazette Article: The Legal Engineer

UK Law Gazette Article: The Legal Engineer

Legal engineering’ is fast becoming a prized, and indeed critical, role at the interface between law and technology. It makes legal processes quicker, more efficient and accurate at a fraction of the time, cost and manpower previously required. To many, the idea of a ‘legal engineer’ is still unfamiliar, but the past few weeks of Covid-19 turmoil have shown how quickly the world can change. Only those firms with agile technology capabilities are likely to mitigate the impact of the virus in the coming months.

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