The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) is in full swing in Vegas, and my feeds are swamped with press releases and news coverage of the myriad AI-enabled products (like this one about a laptop with AI built in). I won’t even attempt any coverage here. If you’d like to catch up and have a few hours to spare, search for “CES 2019 Artificial Intelligence”. That said, this coverage of the keynote by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is quite interesting.
Now, the news:
- Check out this very interesting post from Bob Ambrogi: Judge Penalizes Lawyers For Not Using Artificial Intelligence.”It may not be the most significant opinion, but it may be a sign of things to come.”
- Bob also posted this interview with Judicata Founder Itai Gurari who “believes he has built a better legal research platform. A lawyer and computer scientist, his approach to designing a legal research engine was to first “map the legal genome” — that is, map the law with extreme accuracy and granularity. The result is a research engine that returns the best results the fastest….”
- This story (Young lawyers “fearful of innovation resistance”) from Legal Futures is based on a survey by the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). I could not find the survey methodology, but there were 180 respondents.
- “Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio said on Tuesday it filed a lawsuit against electric carmaker Tesla Inc alleging that its 2014 Model S sedan had a defective battery pack that caused the death of an 18-year old passenger in an accident last year.” Story here.
- From Lawyers Weekly comes this story: How to fight push back when accessing big data. “…Jay Carle … and Kathleen McConnell… of Seyfarth Shaw shared the benefits of using big data and analytics to both a firm and a client’s advantage.”
- Mark Medice posted this interesting thought piece: Why a Digital Strategy is Important for Your Firm – Priorities for 2019. Good stuff.
- Philip Scorgie, technical advisor for AdvoLogix made this post (Late for the Sky: Legal Tech and the Cloud) on ALPMA’s A Survival Guide for Legal Practice Managers.
- “Forbes publishes 300 stories a day, and is developing AI software that writes first drafts of articles.” Story here.
Law Firm AI Posts:
- Peter Vogel of Foley & Lardner wrote this post: Good News About The Future Of Humans With AI.
- From the very prolific Giangiacomo Olivi of Dentons comes this post: Smart farming: the rise of AgriTech and its legal issues.
- From Epstein Becker: Employment Law This Week: January 7th, 2019: A Look Back and the Year Ahead. “In 2018, many employers put the potential of artificial intelligence (“AI”) into practice. AI is being adopted at a rapid pace across the country, and the changing landscape is creating complex concerns around workforce management.”
From Artificial Lawyer:
- Legal AI Litigation Co. LegalMation Partners With Ogletree Deakins + Interview with Patrick DiDomenico, CKO. Post here.
- The Innovation Paradox: Lawyers Want Innovation, But Fear Market Change. Post here.
- Elevate Buys Halebury Lawyers on Demand Service, Plus Interview With Denise Nurse. Post here. More coverage here.
- Welcome to GROWL – The Global Rise of Women in LegalTech Initiative. Post here.
- Smart Contracts: The Big Questions – Charles Kerrigan, CMS. Post here.
- MDR LAB Legal Tech Incubator Opens for 2019, Partners with Microsoft + AWS. Post here.
- Kennedys KLAIM Automation Platform Goes Global, Now in US, Oz + More. Post here.
News Releases and Sponsored Posts:
- Pillsbury sign up for OpenText Magellan AI system. Release here. And a different version here.
- iManage posted: Short-termist approach to AI tech buying will give way to strategic and rational adoption in 2019.
- Also from iManage, this post from Legal Support Network: iManage – Unravelling the Labyrinth of AI Myths: AI does not learn by itself.
- Exterro’s Winter 2019 Product Release Delivers Significant Innovations in the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Integration with Microsoft Office 365. Release here.
- Claim Technology announce collaboration with Plexus Law, offering innovative outsourced claims solutions. Release here.
- This is from HighQ: Leveraging technology as a driver for improved client experience.
- And from Sysero, this piece: A New Way to Deliver Legal Service: The Scandinavian Approach.
- Here in Nashville: Cicayda Announces Partnership with NAEGELI Deposition & Trial to Combine its eDiscovery Software and Professional Services with NAEGELI’s Court Reporting and Trial Support Services. Release here.
- From Argentina: NEM Foundation to Develop Blockchain-Powered Copyright System for Journalists. Post here.
- How cool is this?! The First Program To Train High School Girls With Blockchain Skills.
- Here’s an interesting background piece: A No-BS Guide to the Blockchain as a Service Space Part I.
- From Deal Street Asia we have this post: From AI to blockchain, Indian law firms add new practice areas to stay ahead of peers.
- Press release: Ontology blockchain to create private smart contracts through collab with TEEX.
Law Firm Blockchain Posts:
- This is from Bill Cheng and John Weaver of McLane Middleton: Blockchain Information Security And Privacy.
- The folks at BakerHostetler have been on a blockchain tear this week. (As discussed in this article about Robert A. Musiala Jr. and the firm’s Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies Team.) Their posts include:
- This: Monetizing Positions In Cryptoassets Without Triggering Taxable Gain Or Loss by Roger M. Brown and Heather K.P. Fincher.
- This: Multiple Studies Analyze Recent Cryptocurrency Market Trends from Robert A. Musiala Jr.
- This: Stablecoins, “Trading Pairs” And Other Developments In Cryptocurrency Payments, also from Robert A. Musiala Jr.
- This: Threat Update: Ransomware, Crypto-mining Malware, BTMs And ICO Fraud Schemes by Shea M. Leitch.
- This: Blockchain Enterprise Developments In France, Spain And South Korea from Simone O. Otenaike.
- And finally, this interview with Robert A. Musiala Jr. that appeared in Beckers Hospital Review: 4 key-use cases for blockchain in healthcare.
- More than a dozen (Jeremy S. Close, Meredith K. Collier, David R. Coogan, Jennifer C. Everett, Robert Levent Hergüner, Richard J. Johnson, Laura G. Lim, Christopher Markham, Daniel J. McLoon, Mary Alexander Myers, Kaeley R. Brown, Mauricio F. Paez and Nicole M. Perry) at Jones Day contributed to these pieces:
- First, FCC Commissioner Discusses Development Of Smart Cities.
- The same team also posted: White House Releases National Cyber Strategy (here’s the “National Cyber Strategy of the United States of America”, signed by the President himself!).
- And this piece: Department Of Defense Releases Cyber Strategy. Here’s that relatively brief strategy.
- And finally, this one:, SEC Orders Cease-And-Desist Proceedings Against Investment Adviser.
- Frank Gillman and Sean Hoar of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith posted: Cybersecurity Resolutions For 2019.