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Stop Robot Slavery

Stop Robot SlaveryI saw a guy wearing a t-shirt that said, “Stop Animal Slavery.” I thought of the cruel and inhumane conditions that my two golden retrievers are forced to endure (by their own accounts): never enough food, insufficient pats, and hard work each day...

Prediction: Sustaining, Disruptive and Revolutionary Innovation

As COVID forces disruption upon the world there is an opportunity for extensive positive change including in the law. Courts that have resisted online document submission and video conferencing have adopted them virtually overnight. Firms that could not get away from printing everything on the file have suddenly adopted cloud storage and filing. A vast number of meetings that could have been emails have become, well, emails. 

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. 

Adrian Cartland Writes on Law, AI & Ethics in South Australia’s Law Society Mag,     The Bulletin (June 2019)

Adrian Cartland Writes on Law, AI & Ethics in South Australia’s Law Society Mag, The Bulletin (June 2019)

Although history remembers the winners, if that “winner” were not to exist someone else would have taken their place. A number of people developed lightbulbs,2 combustion engines,3 and powered aircraft at approximately the same time. While Google is the dominant search engine, Facebook the dominant social media platform and Uber the dominant ride sharing service, it could have equally been AltaVista, Myspace and Lyft or Biadu, Weibo and Didi.

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