There was very little real AI or blockchain news over the holidays, especially legal-related. But there was a plethora of posts reviewing 2018 and forecasting 2019 and beyond, so that’s the focus of this post. I suggest you skim these titles and then skim through the lists included in most of the posts; you’re likely

  • Yesterday’s keynote address by Senior Minister of State Indranee Rajah, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Finance, at the “Future Lawyering Conference 2017” in Singapore is definitely worth reading. He mentioned many recent uses of AI in the law (e.g., DoNotPay, COIN, Verifi, FLIP, ROSS) and concludes that, “(i)t is those lawyers who are able

  • Ready for your weekend reading? Here’s the introduction to McKinsey’s new comprehensive report on the state and future of AI. Here’s the full 80-page PDF. In typical McKinsey style, it includes case studies, a lot of useful data, a comprehensive set of references and several informative infographics. (See above.)

The legal industry is not discussed