• This article by Fisher Phillips‘ Sarah Moore discusses potential AI legal issues, particularly those relating to a reduction in workforce, safety protocols and employee privacy concerns as AI is more regularly integrated into the modern workplace. (It starts on page 18.)

 

  • Press release: “Neota Logic, creators of the leading artificial intelligence (AI)-driven platform for the intelligent automation of expertise, documents, and business processes, are sponsoring the inaugural 2018 CLOC EMEA Institute being held January 23 at the Rosewood Hotel in London.” (I expect this to be a very important conference.)

 

  • Do you know of a paralegal looking looking for an entry level AI position in London? “An outstanding opportunity has become available for a proven paralegal to work for a Magic Circle law firm within their Legal Tech Artificial Intelligence team.”

 

  • From Wired: In 2018, “(a)dvances in computing power and in theoretical and practical concepts in AI research, as well as breakthroughs in cybersecurity, promise that machine-learning algorithms and techniques will be a key part of cyberdefence – and possibly even attack.” And another article from the same issue warns, “As early as 2018, we can expect to see truly autonomous weaponised artificial intelligence that delivers its blows slowly, stealthily and virtually without trace. And 2018 will be the year of the machine-on-machine attack.”

 

  • Especially if you’re somewhat new to AI, here’s a look back at a few of 2017’s milestones (including a link to a history of AI), here’s a look ahead to some of what may be in store for 2018, and here are some good recommendations for businesses venturing onto AI in 2018.