• Joanna Goodman (author of “Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services”) is an astute observer of AI and related technologies in legal, and her 2018 predictions seem sound. Among them, and certainly not uniquely hers: “(a)n essential development for 2018 and beyond is that regulation will need to catch up with technology developments in terms of intelligent and connected devices.”

 

  • Speaking of regulation, in this post, Matthew Carroll urges a more measured approach than many, and suggests more focus on the data than AI per se. (It’s all about the data, right?) He suggests we look to the upcoming GDPR for guidance.

 

  • This piece from Wired isn’t so much predictions for 2018 as a list of the five greatest challenges facing AI in the next year or so. It’s good, thought-provoking stuff. A deeper dive into AI’s ethical challenges is presented in this essay from Forbes.