• According to Artificial Lawyer, “NewGalexy has teamed up with IBM Watson to develop an AI driven doc review solution for contract analysis work.“ ContractPod joins their long list of products/services to help in-house counsel and law firms “cost-efficiently deliver legal services.”

 

  • Should AI draft our legislation? Act as a public defender? As a judge? Most gut reactions are “no,” but AI is already encroaching in all of these areas, and there are good reasons to carefully consider these possibilities. This thought piece by Nicolas Economou digs down into the pros and cons. He goes into substantial depth regarding the ethical considerations and the Six Principles discussed are not to be missed.

 

  • As I have previously mentioned, AI is getting better and better at emotion, detecting emotion in your voice as you respond to a Chatbot, reading the emotion in your moves and deciphering the emotional cues in text. This is important to law firms as reactions to your brand are largely emotional. According to GeekWire, “fast-growing Element Data has acquired the technology assets and patent of BehaviorMatrix, a Philadelphia startup that specializes in understanding the emotional responses audiences have to brands.” It would be very interesting to see a law firm engage their services the next time a rebrand is considered.

 

  • Oh my gosh! I’ve been remiss. It has been more than a week since I have written “with AI, it’s all about the data.” This article from the Adobe Financial Services Team reminded that “data is the fuel that makes AI work.” The piece is about financial services, but the arguments about data comprehensiveness, connectivity and integrity are on spot for legal services as well. The thrust of the text is that AI can be very useful in optimizing the client experience, but only with good data.

 

  • How much longer will you live? You may not want to know, but MassMutual is using AI to improve the insurance industry’s evaluation of your lifespan. This tool (LifeRisk 360) is “an individual mortality risk scoring system.”

 

  • For your next cocktail party, here are some AI stats that will be sure to spur discussion, all from credible sources.

 

  • The new incarnation of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner looks to be an AI tour-de-force. I hope to catch it this weekend.