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Imagine that your data is like the Ocean, large in volume, deep, and dark. Finding that one treasure chest is going to take a while if you had to dive and explore every inch of it.

The oceans make up 71% of our planet’s surface (approx. 360 million square kilometers, or 140 million square miles). I’ve only started to scuba dive, and the most that I can stay down on a single tank of air is almost 40 minutes, and all I’m doing is swimming/drifting in a straight line at about 50 – 60 feet. I can’t imagine swimming back and forth to look at every little coral, fish, anchor, or wreck. Further, I can only dive to a maximum depth of 120 ft, where my air would last about a total of 10 minutes before having to slowly ascend to the surface. And the deepest part of the ocean is 10,911 meters (35,797 feet) at the Mariana Trench.

The only way to cover this depth, and area is through the use of technology such as sonar, submarines, unmanned submersible, or even some very special diving gear. You have to look at the technologies available. You have to look to the processes that you are using and see how to integrate and leverage technology. So that ultimately it can assist you. Technology is not a replacement for you and your responsibilities in the activity, rather it is a tool and you are responsible for how you use it.

The same can be said about eDiscovery. Here are a few articles that look at the technologies that can help – TAR, Analytics, and the like…

(Part 1) Artificial Intelligence & its Impact on Legal Technology: To Boldly Go Where No Legal Department Has Gone Before! 

The amount of electronic data is rapidly increasing. We will need help from Artificial Intelligence if we want to keep up. Humans still need to be involved, but engaging with AI will allow us to work more efficiently.

The Rise of Analytics in E-Discovery

Technology is helping to identify information that would be missed through traditional keyword searches. Further, software can display this information in various visual formats allowing patterns and relationships in the data to easily be seen.

Should you be using TAR? Judge Peck recommends you do

An explanation of Technology Assisted Review and the struggles faced trying to embrace it. Not everyone is ready to leave behind manual review, even if TAR might provide more accurate results.

Recent Court Decision Highlights Need for TAR Definition

There is still a confusion over what TAR is and when it should be used.

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