• Young lawyers are getting good exposure to AI tools and techniques via hackathons as illustrated by this press release from Premonition AI: “The Cognitive Legal Challenge is a critical element of the Global Legal Hackathon, that took place this past weekend Feb. 23 to 25 in 40+ cities in 6 continents with a projected attendance of over 10,000. Via the Cognitive Legal Challenge, lawyers crowd-sourced the creation of new legal AI applications capable of reasoning through use of IBM’s Watson Knowledge Studio and Premonition AI, the world’s largest litigation database.”

 

  • From Smithsonian, this is an interesting discussion of the possibility of bias in AI when predicting crime.

 

 

  • Speaking of contracts, this press release from Thomson Reuters represents quite an endorsement of eBrevia. “Thomson Reuters has teamed up with eBrevia, a leading machine-learning contract analytics platform, to help enterprises tackle large and complex contract remediation projects involving commercial contracts.”

 

  • There has certainly been a lot of discussion lately about the impact of the GDPR on AI, but not much about AI and HIPAA. This is a good discussion of that topic from Davis Wright’s Rebecca L. Williams. (This is part one of two.)

 

  • The World Legal AI Summit in Barcelona this June should be informative — or a boondoggle. Make of it what you will.

 

  • Just for fun, Apple spared no expense producing this new ad (or is it a music video?) promoting the HomePod. (Directed by Spike Jones, starring English performer FKA twigs, music by Anderson .Paak.)