Earlier this week I attended Vanderbilt Law’s Summit on Law and Innovation (#SOLI2018). One of my favorite panels was “Leading Lawyers Without a License” featuring Waller’s Teresa Walker, Pillsbury’s Kathleen Pearson and Fenwick’s Camille Reynolds. Coverage from law.com here. Ms. Walker commented: “We’re dealing with people that are highly autonomous. We’re dealing with people

  • Here, from Kira Systems, is a good primer on Contract Analysis AI. Contract Analysis Software: The Technology Fundamentals.
  • There’s more news about contracts re: “ABBYY®, a global provider of content intelligence services, today announced the launch of ABBYY Text Analytics for Contracts, a managed service that automatically discovers insights from contracts and leases

  • This short piece by Bernard Marr (“Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: 3 Major Benefits of Combining these Two Mega-Trends”) is worth reading but I disagree that blockchain is likely to “explain decisions made by AI.” If only!
  • Speaking of blockchain, in this post, Kevin Gidney, co-founder of Seal Software asks, “What do blockchain, artificial

  • 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