Response to the article: Three Trends That Will Deﬁne the Next Horizon in Legal Research by
(FITZPATRICK, 2015). In this article FitzPatrick
is talking about the quintillion of data created everyday by humans, the
decreasing storage space and the inability for people to handle this amount of
data. He discusses tools such as natural language and machine learning as being
able to assist professionals to bridge the gap of having big data and being
able to dissect it, he goes on to
describe a group of people who occupied work force after the year 2000 referring
to the as Millenials. His argument is that this group understand technology and
are comfortable to use it better than those who started working prior to
Natural language, machine learning and these Millenials is what he refers to as the three trends that will define the new horizon in legal research. He argues that machine learning will be able to help lawyers get accurate answers faster by learning from the available databases and learning how users interact with data adjusting their algorithms to be more accurate when similar situations occur.
I agree with FitzPatrick on the trends especially machine learning having the capability to improve how data is manipulated. I also agree with him on these young employees that he refers to as millennials, they happen not to be frightened by technology, like exploring and inquisitive.
In conclusion I agree with him these technologies will not only change the horizon of legal research but of many industries that take advantage of them and big data.
FITZPATRICK, S. (2015). Three Trends That Will Deﬁne the Next Horizon in Legal Research. Information Today.
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