5 PEOPLE WHO DREAMED TOO BIG

Posted by Cian on Nov 30, 2016 11:15:25 AM

You may be one of those people who wakes up at 4 am full of ideas and can't sleep before midnight. Some ideas obsessively grab a hold of us like that. Other ideas are just nice passing thoughts that don't come to fruition because they seem either impossible to actualize or our esteem has been blown to smithereens!

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Topics: finance, success, self improvement

THE PASSIONATE BLOWHARD

Posted by Cian on Nov 15, 2016 12:07:48 PM

It is really, really, really hard to listen to someone who you feel is waaaaay off base.

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Topics: sales, TEAM PLAYER, LEADERSHIP, communication, listening, passion

ENTHUSIASTIC LEADERSHIP

Posted by Cian on Nov 2, 2016 6:51:31 AM

This Fall, the world seems to have differing opinions on who makes a good leader. Leaders are often judged by something memorable or charismatic about their personality, facial expressions or even their voice. A good leader seems to be depicted well in a political cartoon. They may be somebody you can easily poke fun at. Some of you may think of a Dictator, Prime Minister or President. Maybe some of you blur those lines. ;)

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Topics: Legaltech, TEAM PLAYER, LEADERSHIP, WORKPLACE

INDIA'S INSIGHTS ON BALANCING LIFE & TECH

Posted by Cian on Oct 26, 2016 12:40:59 PM

I enjoy Ted Talks. I have watched hundreds of them. Up until now, the ones which pop up are the big inspirational leaders who have found multimillion dollar success.

This past weekend, I found myself watching Ted Talks from other countries. And beacuse I have done consitutional law reasearch for Indian based NGOS's, India; a land of awseome culture, resilienace, and personality, was a ripe focus for my foreign Ted Talk exploration

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Topics: Legaltech, AI, technology, balancing life and work, time management

OPTIMIZING DATA ACQUISITION

Posted by Iulius on Sep 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It's intuitive that if you take the topics you know the least and you learn those, you'll get a better test score. However, when we switch this idea to mathematical function optimization in a very large hyper dimensional space (also known as Machine Learning), things tend to not go by our intuition anymore. Thus, we better test the assumption.

The thing with hyper-dimensionality is that everything changes a lot in a way we can't naturally picture. Our imagination goes up to, say, four dimensions (e.g. 3D heat map, where the fourth dimension is the color), maybe even 5 or 6D if we specifically train our brain for that. We could add sound to that graph or other crazy ideas, but the brain needs time to acquire the intuition for that "dimension". So, there's no way for us to imagine a 10.000D space and everything that it entails.

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Topics: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

THE DANGERS OF BEING CALLED AN "AI LAWYER"

Posted by Cian on Aug 30, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Our friends at ROSS Intelligence have had some fantastic milestones this year. One of them was when a significant bankruptcy law firm "hired an Artificial Intelligent Lawyer" from ROSS. This press release caused some huge conversation online. Some of the comments, I take issue with, in short: 
1. There was an unwarranted concern on how ROSS uptake would cause an issue with training lawyers.
2. There was a complete and utter misclassification of ROSS as a "Lawyer".
3. There was a poorly articulated reflection on how technology can assist in our day-to-day lives.

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Topics: Machine Learning, Legaltech, #Lawyers, Artificial Intelligence, AI, NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

WHAT'S IN A NAME: THOUGHTFUL BRANDING

Posted by Cian on Aug 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Juliet so famously said, “What’s in a name?” to Romeo. Although her point was that the name Montague really didn’t matter to her, rather it was who Romeo was as a person that really mattered. With all due respect, Juliet was a love-stricken teenager who didn’t know a whole lot about branding or marketing.

A lot goes into choosing a name for your brand and you really only get one shot at it. Whether it’s a brand name for a new product line or choosing a name for your new company, it’s a very important decision that will have a direct impact on future success. We were no exception and put a lot of thought, research, crumpled up pieces of paper and effort into choosing the name Beagle.

Unsurprisingly, one of the questions we get asked all the time is “Why Beagle?” We’re going to answer that question for you in this blog post and offer a couple of best practices that we kept in mind when we came up with the name Beagle.

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Topics: Beagle, Branding

WHAT MY 4 YEAR OLD TAUGHT ME ABOUT BUSINESS

Posted by Cian on Aug 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM

My 4 year old son loves LEGO. He likes the mini-figures, action heroes, chima and somewhere, somehow was introduced to Star Wars figures. Now, he wants them. As a parent, we hate saying no. Something deep inside us makes us feel bad when we can't give what our child wants. That being said, we know we must say no for many reasons such as health, education, safety etc.

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Topics: sales, business, child entrepreneur, negotiation

TO BID OR NOT TO BID? - THAT IS THE QUESTION

Posted by Cian on Jul 19, 2016 11:30:00 AM

"People just naturally assume that dogs would be incapable of working on some sort of construction project. But what about just a big field full of holes?” ~Jack Handey

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Topics: Construction, Machine Learning, Legaltech, #Lawyers, Data, Bid Assessment

Learning To Tag

Posted by Iulius on Feb 2, 2016 1:25:24 PM

When you have a long document and there's no intern around to assist you with the tedious task of identifying specific clauses and you don't know where to start, that's the moment when you most feel the need for some automation in the process.

After all, it's the age where they automatically read your car's plate to send you a speeding ticket. Why do you still have to manually annotate text documents?!

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Topics: Beagle, Artificial Intelligence