• Freshfields has focused on tech deals lately, many of which have included AI components. This includes their latest, advising Cinven on the £475m sale of Northgate Public Services Limited to NEC. (“…(C)apitalising on NEC’s biometric and artificial intelligence technology….”)


  • Press release from Nixon Peabody: “The StartOut Growth Lab, a groundbreaking startup accelerator to advance companies founded or cofounded by LGBTQ entrepreneurs, welcomes its second cohort this month, including a cryptocurrency trading platform that simplifies and accelerates cross-exchange orders, an artificial intelligence concierge for vacation rentals, a high performance haptic glove for virtual and augmented reality applications, and a mental health platform that uses data-driven matching to increase engagement between sessions.”


  •  It’s not exactly CES, but it is law-focused: The British Legal Technology Forum 2018, Europe’s Largest Legal Technology Conference and Exhibition, will be held in London on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

Time: 08:30 – 18:30
Venue: Old Billingsgate, London
Address: 16 Lower Thames St, London, EC3R 6DX
Nearest Tube: Monument / London Bridge / Tower Hill



  • Finnegan’s podcast, “Patenting the Future of Medicine,” begins, “Artificial intelligence, or AI, is rapidly transforming the world of medicine.” Susan Y. Tull explains the issues involved in medical patents (e.,g what can and cannot be protected) and recent narrowing of the scope of eligibility. She gets pretty cutting edge, discussing algorithms written by AI (who is the inventor?).


  • Three of Jones Day’s attorneys dig into protecting AI technology in this post, “Protecting Artificial Intelligence IP: Patents, Trade Secrets, or Copyrights?”


  • Paid content (but nonetheless useful) from Artificial Lawyer: Seal‘s Cheryl O’Neill presents five “resolutions” for getting ready for implementing contract discovery and analytics.


  • This is a thought provoking discussion of AI in our criminal justice system from Apple Distinguished Educator, Stephanie Weber.


  • Again, just a couple of highlights from CES.

– Automotive: Here’s a summary of the highlights from Edmunds, including driving via brainwaves!

– Focus on auto tech leader Toyota here, and more details about the underlying tech here.

– If you’re not sure you’d feel safe in a self-driving car, how about Yamaha’s autonomous/automated motorcycle, “now capable of riding at high speeds around a racetrack”?

Here’s a bold statement, “Samsung Electronics on Monday vowed to make all of its products compatible with Internet of Things technology based on artificial intelligence by 2020.” Yes, “all.”


  • Yesterday, a panel of experts warned the House Armed Services Committee that China is taking AI and quantum computing very seriously, and in some ways may already be ahead of the US. “Beijing also is still ‘looking for gaps in our approach’ with the idea to “disrupt and degrade our military capabilities,” (including) advances in anti-satellite technology, electronic warfare and offensive and defensive cyber….”


  • Especially if you’re new to AI, you may appreciate this review of the top 10 milestones in the history of AI. And here, from David Robinson, is a (somewhat unconventional) explanation of data science, machine learning and AI.