The latest, most popular technological innovations have a common theme among them: Automating your life to make it easier and more efficient. Every single day, new gadgets are being released that are completing tasks we never imagined would be human-free activities.
Interesting question, isn’t it? Within the past 30 days I have had more interaction with government entities than I have had in the past 30+ years…combined. Within the past 30-days, I miraculously figured out how to accomplish the following: obtain a marriage license, apply for certified copies of my marriage license, begin my name change process, start a LLC, file for a FEIN, and setup payroll.
I can guarantee that anybody reading this blog uses machine learning dozens of times each day without even realizing it. When you perform a web, search usingGoogle or Bing, for instance, the search engine works so well because their software has figured out how to predict searches and rank pages for you.
Ever posted a photo to Facebook and wondered how names of all the people in the photo were accurately suggested? Or, perhaps you are trying to understand the technology behind cars that can drive themselves? I’ll let you in on a little secret…
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would attend Princeton. Boasting two former presidents, several supreme court justices, the founder of Amazon, and chairman of Google as some of the famous alumni. Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to “Princeton, NJ” for the second Industry Summit coordinated by the National Center for State courts (NCSC). The goal of the summit was to bring NCSC staff, court representatives and their system providers together in a non-tradeshow environment to talk about the current and future state of technology in the courts.
I am human. I am not perfect. I make errors, as all humans do. I can also appreciate all the advances in technology that allow me to reduce my error rate. Whether it be the little red line that shows up underneath words spelled incorrectly while I am typing an email, or the GPS on my phone that reroutes automatically after I miss a turn. These advances in technology allow me to focus on other tasks that humans are needed to accomplish, that no robot or software can supplement.
The Property Records Index exists in order to find necessary information so a document itself can be retrieved. The documents determine whether ownership of property or an interest in the property may have changed. The only way to ensure the integrity of the indexes is for the recording jurisdiction to be responsible for, and to maintain, quality control. In order to maximize the Recorders’ Index, it is critical to follow a guide of best practices in order to index consistently and accurately.
I have worked at Extract for four-months now, and my knowledge of Government entities, document classification, indexing, and data redaction has far exceeded my wildest expectations. Next week you will not find me behind my computer at my desk in Madison, WI, but rather attending the PRIA 2017 Winter Symposium to sponge up even more knowledge of how the Extract Systems Platform can be beneficial for any Land or Property Recorders offices in counties across the nation.