The Future of Digital Dictation

Legal IT Insider held a webinar on the future of digital dictation and related technologies, in the legal profession. By ‘related technologies’, we mean such things as speech recognition, task delegation and management.
At the same time as these technologies are getting new lease of life – partly from technology innovation and partly as a result of an increased desire to provide ‘work from home’ capabilities, they are also under pressure from several other developments. These include:
– the increasing ability of a new generations of lawyers to touch-type
​​​​​​​- the introduction of Microsoft Dictate technology as a ‘free’ add-on to, what we now have to learn to call, Microsoft 365
– the development of Microsoft Teams as a tool to provide generic task delegation and management capabilities.