• Will an A.I. Ever Become Sentient? “The quest for artificial intelligence could yield something that not only out-thinks humanity but can also feel like us.” Interesting (long) post here.
  • Also from Medium: Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and the Self. This one too is interesting but rather long.
  • Capital One 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

  • This brief article from AALL Spectrum by Fastcase’s Ed Walters and Morgan Wright explains some of the data issues involved in law firm AI applications. Existing and near future AI applications such as contracts, legal research and ‘personalities’ are discussed. They maintain that “(i)t would be natural for the law firms’ experts in legal information,

  • Baker McKenzie steps toward next-generation contract analytics. “The global law firm has partnered with ContraxSuite by LexPredict, an open-source contract analytics and legal document platform.” “The custom software reduces time spent on legal document review, making sure human talent is focused more on high-value work, he said. ContraxSuite uses AI and human input to augment

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

  • Finally! (And a bit late), AI news from CLOC: Maybe AI Can’t Do Everything, but Corporate Legal’s Still Trying to Adopt.
    “Legal operations directors from Walmart and Nationwide gave their artificial intelligence adoption strategies at the 2018 CLOC Conference.”
  • From Artificial Lawyer, an interesting essay by Alistair Wye, of iManage’s RAVN, The Challenge of