• Another service provider ↔ university partnership is shaping up in the UK: “Legal business DWF is set to launch a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, which will see the business further invest in and strengthen its proposition in the realms of legal tech, machine learning and AI to enhance service delivery and develop innovative solutions for its clients.”

 

  • From Dentons: “The 2018 Ontario Budget reaffirms the emphasis on innovative technologies and Ontario’s intention to become a leader in AI.”

 

  • From WallerCryptocurrency and Exchange-Traded Products: Will we see a Cryptocurrency ETP?

 

  • Vendor News: “Angelo, Gordon’s investor relations and compliance teams will use AI-assisted technology from Intapp to categorize the terms specified in each LPA and side letter as new clients are on-boarded, and then employ Intapp Terms to search and check individual investor requirements, and efficiently ensure compliance with those requirements.” Details here.

 

  • Friday “thought piece (page 12)”: ROBOT WARS How artificial intelligence will define the future of news. This is a good exploration of the appropriate roles for AI in journalism. Turns out the best solution is something of a middle ground, neither conceding the profession entirely to the bots or excluding them completely. Good stuff.

 

  • And one more to get you thinking — from MIT: We could easily lose the AI race to countries taking the subject more seriously. This post offers advice as to how we can effectively complete. Here’s how the US needs to prepare for the age of artificial intelligence.