Technologies that enable legal and compliance leaders to spot innovations

COVID-19 has accelerated the push toward digital business transformation for most businesses, and legal and compliance leaders are under pressure to anticipate both the potential improvements and possible risks that come with new legal technology innovations, according to Gartner.

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Legal technology innovations

To address this challenge, Gartner lists the 31 must watch legal technologies to allow legal and compliance leaders to identify innovations that will allow them to act faster. They can use this information for internal planning and prioritization of emerging innovations.

“Legal and compliance leaders must collaborate with other stakeholders to garner support for organization wide and function wide investments in technology,” said Zack Hutto, director in the Gartner Legal and Compliance practice.

“They must address complex business demand by investing in technologies and practices to better anticipate, identify and manage risks, while seeking out opportunities to contribute to growth.”

Analysts said enterprise legal management (ELM), subject rights

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‘Universal law of touch’ will enable new advances in virtual reality

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Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity. The results are published in Science Advances.


The researchers are part of a European consortium (H-Reality) that are already using the theory to develop new Virtual Reality technologies that incorporate the sense of touch.

Rayleigh waves are created by impact between objects and are commonly thought to travel only along surfaces. The team discovered that, when it comes to touch, the waves also travel through layers of skin and bone and are picked up by the body’s touch receptor cells.

Using mathematical modelling of these touch receptors the researchers showed how the receptors were located at depths that allowed them to

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NFX, Wix CEO and Joe Montana Back Sales Startup Walnut to Enable Remote Sales

The “Wix for sales teams” enables product demos without relying on engineers, designers, and other technical experts for customization

SAN FRANCISCO & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 6, 2020–

Walnut, a platform that provides sales teams with the ability to create and execute product demos without the need for technical expertise in driving the customer sales journey, has announced a seed funding round of $2.5 million.

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Walnut Founders (Photo: Business Wire)

Walnut Founders (Photo: Business Wire)

This round was led by venture capital firm NFX and includes additional investments from notable industry incumbents, including Wix CEO Avishay Abrahami, Liquid2 Partners Joe Montana and Michael Ma, Graph Ventures Partner Matt Wyndowe, Plangrid Co-Founder Kenny Stone, Former YCombinator PT Partner and current Mercury CEO Immad Akhund, and RoundForest CEO Alon Gamzu.

Walnut enhances the sales journey by enabling sales professionals and teams to personalize the demo experience

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Nutanix University Launches Next Generation of Certifications to Enable Skills in Hybrid Cloud Technology

Nutanix University Launches Next Generation of Certifications to Enable Skills in Hybrid Cloud Technology

Industry-Recognized Certification and Training Program Now Includes More Skill Levels and Market-Relevant Technology Tracks for IT Professionals

Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the launch of its extended multi-level Nutanix Certification Program, designed to enable the skills and knowledge needed to successfully implement, manage, optimize, and scale Nutanix multi-product software. The new program provides certifications across four skill levels and six new technology tracks to better meet participants’ current and future career goals.

In addition to the three current skill levels of Nutanix certifications – Professional (NCP), Master (NCM), and Expert (NPX) – the expanded offering will now include an “Associate” certification (NCA), a foundational program for building a career in multicloud technology. Nutanix is also releasing a new training course to help participants prepare for the NCA certification exam, titled

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New Arm Technologies Enable Safety-Capable Computing Solutions for an Autonomous Future

News Highlights:

  • New solutions offer a step change in compute for autonomous systems in automotive and industrial automation, which Arm believes will be an $8 billion silicon opportunity in 2030

  • Designed with safety first: Arm Cortex-A78AE is Arm’s highest performance CPU with safety, Arm Mali-G78AE is Arm’s first safety capable GPU, and Arm Mali-C71AE enables safety for vision use cases

  • The new IP enables solutions for autonomous applications, supported by the Arm ecosystem, software and tools, Safety Ready technology, System IP and Physical IP

Today, Arm unveiled new computing solutions to accelerate autonomous decision-making with safety capability across automotive and industrial applications. The new suite of IP includes the Arm® Cortex®-A78AE CPU, Arm Mali™-G78AE GPU, and Arm Mali-C71AE ISP, engineered to work together in combination with supporting software, tools and system IP to enable silicon providers and OEMs to design for autonomous workloads. These products will be deployed in a

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Tesla reveals new battery tech that will enable affordable EV

Tesla boss Elon Musk says the firm is working on a new generation of electric vehicle (EV) battery that will provide five times more energy and cost half as much as existing technology – but added that it’s at least three years away from production.

Musk said the new battery system, which uses larger cylindrical cells and will be produced in-house by Tesla, will enable the firm to launch an “affordable” $25,000 (£19,500) electric car, although he added “serious high-volume production” of that machine won’t be possible until 2022.

Developing such a car, which Musk promised would be able to “drive itself”, has been a long-held ambition for the American firm.

Musk made the announcement at a much-hyped Battery Day event, during which Tesla also revealed the specs of the range-topping Model S Plaid.

“We need to make more affordable cars,” said Musk. “One of the things that troubles me

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How Distributed Ledger Technology Can Enable Car Manufacturers to Overcome Market Challenges

By Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships at the IOTA Foundation

There is a massive evolution underway in the automotive industry.

To anyone who has purchased a new car or is at least paying attention to this industry, there is a clarity of vision that something big is coming. With the emergence of semi-autonomous vehicles, combined with a fresh generation of car buyers that expects technology integration as a natural part of daily life, we are at the forefront of a new era. The automotive industry, in hindsight, will likely view this type of tectonic shift as something that hasn’t happened since Henry Ford developed the mass production line in 1908. As with any emerging tech in any industry, with this new era comes new challenges, as well as new business models that will focus on how to address them.

As car manufacturers look for ways to stay competitive by providing

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Parylene photonics enable future optical biointerfaces

Parylene photonics enable future optical biointerfaces
A Parylene photonic waveguide surrounded by neurons. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University’s Maysam Chamanzar and his team have invented an optical platform that will likely become the new standard in optical biointerfaces. He’s labeled this new field of optical technology “Parylene photonics,” demonstrated in a recent paper in Nature Microsystems and Nanoengineering.


There is a growing and unfulfilled demand for optical systems for biomedical applications. Miniaturized and flexible optical tools are needed to enable reliable ambulatory and on-demand imaging and manipulation of biological events in the body. Integrated photonic technology has mainly evolved around developing devices for optical communications. The advent of silicon photonics was a turning point in bringing optical functionalities to the small form-factor of a chip.

Research in this field boomed in the past couple of decades. However, silicon is a dangerously rigid material for interacting with soft tissue in biomedical

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