Together with some other very talented people, I’ll be sharing the latest #socialmedia and digital biz/legal trends and “best practices” tips next week at Social Media Day San Diego. If you’re going, please make sure to reach out and say hi. If you haven’t picked up your ticket, the sales price ends June 18th. Click here for more details and tickets! https://socialmediadaysandiego.com/ #smdaysd
I had the pleasure of speaking last week at the Maximum Lawyer Conference in St. Louis. The topic revolved around how lawyers can and should use the power of public speaking to add value to their community and build their brands.
I just watched a video from AI startup Dessa. Several of its engineers created a voice clone, perfectly mimicking the sound (tone, word choice, voice inflection…) of podcaster, comedian and MMA-commentator, Joe Rogan. Watch and listen here.
Can you tell the difference between the real Joe Rogan and the AI Joe Rogan? Are you as blown away by this AI technology as I am?
These are fascinating times. I’m a big fan of tech but, as a trial lawyer who thinks about foundation and authenticity evidentiary issues during trial, I’m concerned that many lawyers, judges and jurors, are going to be intentionally mislead by this kind of technology. People and companies are going to win and lose cases, and some will go to jail, because of fake evidence created with these AI tools.
I talked about similar technology in my 2017 blog post, “Fake News, Adobe VoCo and Authenticating Evidence” and also the positive side of using tech in trial in my 2016 post “Using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Sensory Devices in the Courtroom!”
Even video is being altered every single day. Here’s a good example to help remind everyone that what you think you’re hearing and seeing may not actually depict the truth.
One of the reasons I agreed to be a contributing expert to our California State Bar’s “Effective Introduction of Evidence in California- Chapter 54 Electronic and Social Media Evidence” was to highlight these issues and, show lawyers how to protect the best interests of their clients. As technology gets better and better, so will the challenge of figuring out the difference between fact and fiction. The more we all know about this new AI, the better off we’ll be as a society.
I hope I’ve given you a few things to think about. Enjoy the rest of your day and make this weekend your masterpiece!
P.S. Yes, it’s really me, and not an AI bot, writing this post 😉
Mitch Jackson is an award winning California trial lawyer. He’s also a business, legal, and digital consultant, speaker and founder of the LegalMinds Mastermind. Mitch is the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.”
David Meerman Scott was kind enough to write the foreword to my new book. Here’s a short video clip narrated by Rich Miller giving shout-outs to contributing experts Jay Baer, Bob Burg, Mark Schaefer and Chris Brogan.
Click here to grab your copy of “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs” (paperback, Kindle and Audible)
Here’s a gift from me to you. It’s chapter 53 from my new best-selling book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs” with the foreword written by David Meerman Scott (the Audible drops soon and you can listen to the intro here).
Chapter 53 is titled, “Seven Legal Tips To Help You Safely Do Business Online” and you can read it by clicking here or on the image below. Enjoy!