A Brief & Tort-urous Journey Are you familiar with the expression “Ignorance of the Law is no Excuse”? Well, you had better use it as much as you can before it becomes a meaningless vestige of days gone by. One day, soon, all will be known, or knowable. Faced with the incredible scope of the law, from municipal, all the way up to international, it is impossible for any lawyer to know everything. The daily or weekly newsletters that keep them apprised of new laws, regulations, and case decisions that impact just their specific area of practice, can often be
If you’re looking forward to the day that R2-D2 is your car’s pilot, sorry, it is not going to happen. Yes, you can read, watch a movie, or work on some contracts before you get to the office, all while you whiz along. We will undoubtedly have cars that handle the navigational details, where you are merely “the cargo” as a passenger. It is inevitable, and not even that far in the future. However, we are probably not going to see a wasted passenger space for a robot body when it will all fit on a single circuit board tucked
The Future of Retail Artificial Intelligence (AI) in retail situations is becoming more prevalent. Traditional retailers tend to look at it as somewhat inaccessible for them because of the nature of their business. Online retailing will get a tremendous benefit, but brick and mortar establishments won’t be left in the cold. Soon, the first-person encounter with a retail employee will evolve into interactions with AI smart terminals located throughout the store. They’ll possess cameras and be able to interact with a customer. It will be able to see when customers hold their hands about 18 inches apart and hear when
The Future of Insurance Foretelling the Future Artificial Intelligence (AI) can use predictive analysis to identify specific areas of risk, as they apply to each client, a particular geographical location, vocation or avocation, thus making insurance more relevant. That ability allows insurers to offer products that make sense to cover those risks while providing more appropriate pricing. The problem for the immediate future is learning how to retain new, younger customers; they are the most challenging market segment to hang on to because they want convenience, agility, and personalization—things the industry hasn’t been known for in the past. They expect
The Future of Media Companies What comprises the “Media” nowadays? Newspapers have gotten much thinner if they are still publishing paper editions, as advertising revenues have dried up. Some have hunkered down, cut costs, and tried to carry on without much adaptation. Some deliver content online for free to customers, relying on traditional advertising wanting to access their customer base. Some have closed their doors after a century or more. Other organizations, be it radio, TV, or Internet personalities, have tightly refocused their content to their core users, raising prices and shedding a general audience in favor of a dedicated