Dearest EDRM Community,
The word of the week is dominant.
Nepal lost 125+ souls during an earthquake. Israel has encircled Gaza City. Ukraine may be at a stalemate with Russia. 29 Countries reach agreement on the risks and opportunities of AI per Hunton. Seyfarth’s Rachel V. See on the US Federal Government’s AI Risk Management Standards. Adobe is addressing deep fakes by creating “Trust Credentials” with granular controls to expose the identity of the creator, location of image, and even edits. The NYT goes behind the scenes in the new Beatles’ song featuring AI. A provocative study asserts ChatGPT-4 generates better results when prompted with emotional context.
In Legal Tech this week
Trusted Partner, HaystackID’s Vazantha Meyers was honored with the Black Leadership Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal. Greg Buckles on changes to Microsoft O365 with an emphasis on those impacting eDiscovery. Work is moving in house, and as Stephen Embry reports, not everyone is happy. Ralph Losey believes that while the judiciary is ripe for AI, it is not ready yet, and he has created advocates for future jurists on his e-Discovery Team site. ComplexDiscovery has released its winter eDiscovery Pricing survey, the first since anecdotal reports of Private Equity encouraged price hikes. Mike Berman reports on a change to Maryland’s “Safe Harbor” as the Hon. Paul Grimm (ret.) and Dr. Maura R. Grossman testify for a rule change on AI evidence. Bobby Balachandran explained his strategy behind Trusted Partner Exterro’s purchase of Divebell.
On the EDRM Blog
Upcoming Webinars on the EDRM Global Webinar Channel
- 07 Nov 2023: 1PM Eastern: Everything Anywhere: A Comprehensive Webinar on Software as a Service (SaaS) in eDiscovery
- 09 Nov 2023: 1PM Eastern: The Modern Dynamics of Working With Deposition Transcripts
- 14 Nov 2023: 1PM Eastern: Nextpoint Product Spotlight
- 15 Nov 2023: 1PM Eastern: Balancing Offensive and Defensive Governance Strategies for Generative AI
- 16 Nov 2023: 1PM Eastern: Important eDiscovery Case Law Decisions for November 2023
- 14 Dec 2023: 1PM Eastern: Guardians of Data: Ethics & Governance for Legal Professionals in an AI-Driven World
Our Syndicated EDRM Global Podcast Network is available via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and your favorite podcast app, so you can listen at your leisure. Recent podcasts guests include Joey Seeber and David Greetham, Anya Korolyov, Briordy Meyers, Monica Harris, John Wilson, Robin Perkins, John Brewer, and the Hon. Judge Ralph Artigliere (ret.).
The DupeID project, led by Trustee Beth Patterson, announced that four major platforms have implemented the EDRM MIH for cross-platform email duplicate identification. Reveal, Relativity, edt and Nuix support the EDRM MIH in their respective platforms with Law In Order writing the app for Relativity support.
The Priv Log project, led by Trustee Cristin Traylor, considered the public comments submitted and published its final paper.
EDRM Project Leaders Khrys McKinney (AI Ethics/Bias), Cristin Traylor (Priv Logs), Jay Yelton (Special Masters and Discovery Mediators), Monica Harris and Matt Rasmussen (Short Message Metadata Primer 1.0) and Dave Cohen (GDPR) updated the community on progress on the EDRM Global Webinar channel. It’s available on demand if you missed it.
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We shall overcome,
Mary & Kaylee