• “Keoghs has launched what it calls the “first true” AI insurance lawyer. … “Lauri,” will initially handle avoidable litigation cases. Keoghs says that this will provide insurers with transformative speed and ease of service while handing the power back to handlers and reducing cost in the process.” Much more here.

 

  • Here’s one reporter’s take on some of the AI sessions at the Future’s Conference. These are all about AI and the practice of law. The editor refers to the story thusly, “(i)t’s basically Artificial Intelligence for (Lawyer) Dummies.”

 

  • According to Finnegan Henderson, “WIPO’s (World Intellectual Property Organization) artificial intelligence-based translation tool for patent documents is now available in ten languages. The technology is able to translate all patent documents in one of the official languages of the PCT (Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese) into English and vice-versa. A link can be found here.

 

  • According to Artificial Lawyer, AI A2J innovator DoNotPay “has just gained $1.1 million in seed funding from … Andreessen Horowitz.”

 

  • More news re Robot Lawyer LISA. This time expanding into A2J.

 

  • Another player in the financial regulatory compliance space: “Financial regulatory compliance consulting firm Zurik announces the launch of Zurik Terminal, an artificial intelligence powered regulatory compliance platform offering subscription based regulatory data intelligence for global financial institutions.”

 

  • This is a very interesting post about separating the real from the BS re legal AI, and it finally gets into a very interesting discussion of “… LTC4 … the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition, …a non-profit organization, that has established legal technology core competencies and certification that all law firms can use to measure ongoing efficiency improvements.” (Note: “3 Geeks and a Law Blog” is always worth reading.)

 

  • Another case of AI being granted citizenship. This time in Japan. Details here.

 

  • Financial Buzz: “Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security Market to Reach $18.2 Billion by 2023.”

 

 

  • One of the unfortunate unforeseen consequences of AI will be safer autonomous vehicles causing a decline in the number of organs available for transplant. The good news in that organs grown in vitro are likely to fill much of the need.

 

  • Estonia-based Blockchain company Neuromation‘s “explicit goal (is) to democratize AI.” This interview with their chief scientist distinguishes them from other related players and lays out their implementation plans through 2020. Neuromation calls itself “Distributed Synthetic Data Platform for Deep Learning Applications (where androids dream of electric sheep).”

 

  • Here’s more evidence that China is credibly determined to be the world leader in AI.

 

  • Here’s Ray Kurzweil’s keynote remarks at Council on Foreign Relations meeting. (An hour-long video with a lot of Q&A.)