• It seems the FCC plans to have a rather light touch when it comes to regulating AI. “FCC chair Ajit Pai signaled that when it comes to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the FCC was smart enough to exercise regulatory humility, particularly given that the technology could revolutionize communications, but registered concern about AI

  • This post from Osborne Clarke’s Will Robertson, Mark Taylor and Tamara Quinn (Profiling and automated decision-making under GDPR) is a solid discussion of these important topics. “Profiling and automated decision-making (or ADM) are two areas of the GDPR that have caused a fair degree of confusion for businesses, often with perceived negativity and

  • The big news yesterday was Thomson Reuters’ launch of “…Westlaw Edge, an updated, artificial intelligence-assisted legal research platform. The updates include new warnings for invalid or questionable law, litigation analytics, a tool to analyze statutory changes and an improved AI-enhanced search called WestSearch Plus.” Here’s their video promo piece, and here the press release. Kudos

  • A2J?This ‘Serial Entrepreneur’ Thinks Finding a Lawyer Can Be as Easy as Hailing an Uber. “For $20, Kevin Gillespie’s ‘Text A Lawyer’ service lets consumers send a legal question to a pool of lawyers to pick up for a response.” “…(W)hich will solely focus on landlord/tenant issues in Oregon and Washington during

  • Here’s an interesting thought piece by Bruce Hambrett (Australian Chair of Baker McKenzie) and Professor Nick James (Executive Dean of Bond University’s Faculty of Law) from Australia’s Lawyers Weekly about the future of law, including law schools, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Reimagining the delivery of legal services in Australia — ‘The New Lawyers’.

  • When a client asked Gowling to use AI to analyze a large batch of contracts, they discovered that implementing the system wasn’t exactly plug & play — not even close. A struggle at first, it was ultimately “better, faster and cheaper.” This article does a good job of laying out the process, pitfalls and eventual