• Law firm websites are notoriously confusing for visitors to navigate, so I am surprised that I have not yet seem one with a chatbot to take the user directly to the pages they need. As reported here, chatbots are becoming very sophisticated and people are beginning to favor talking to devices rather than typing.

 

  • This article discusses the impact of AI on lawyers’ jobs, IP lawyers in particular.

 

  • Creepy AI in your home: Google has introduced “Google Clips,” a pocket-sized camera that decides on its own whether an image is interesting enough to shoot. Designed to clip onto furniture or other fixed objects, it automatically subjects that wander into its viewfinder. But unlike some trail or security cameras that are triggered by motion or programmed on timers, Clips recognises smiles, human faces, dogs, cats and rapid sequences of movement.

 

  • Open the pod bay doors, Hal: IBM announced it would be providing the AI brain for a robot being built by Airbus to accompany astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). “The robot, which looks like a flying volleyball with a low-resolution face, is being deployed with Germany astronaut Alexander Gerst in June for a six month mission,” reports The Next Web. “It’s called CIMON, an acronym for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, and it’s headed to space to do science stuff.”