• Don’t miss this summary from Artificial Lawyer of CLOC’s London conference. It seems there was not a lot of completely fresh thinking presented, but the points smart folks have been making for a year were clearly and emphatically reiterated, and with CLOC’s clout behind them. The “demand-side” of our industry is taking control, and insisting

  • From Law.com, an article by Danny Tobey, a Vinson & Elkins partner, titled, “AI is Here, Is Your Company Ready? (Hint: No).” First, a bit of hype:”The scale and scope of artificial intelligence is well-described. Merrill Lynch predicts an “annual creative disruption impact” of $14 to $33 trillion by 2025. Accenture estimates AI

Y’all come! I’m be speaking on my home turf, the southeast, at LMA luncheons in Richmond (today), Nashville (Thursday) and Atlanta (Friday) this week. As always, I’ll present the latest in AI generally, and especially as related to the legal industry.

  • AI is not just for huge, IT-savvy entities anymore. Many are now providing

  • I’ve been predicting for a while that law firms will begin using tools like Automated Insights (WordSmith) and Narrative Science (Quill) to draft client alerts and other market-facing material. WordSmith already generates more than 1.5 billion pieces of content per year for clients including Microsoft, The Associated Press, Cisco, Yahoo, and PwC. Now comes Primer

  • This piece from Inside Counsel argues that AI and related technologies will enable in-house legal departments to make smarter decisions about distributing their work. This will not necessarily result in fewer jobs, but should result in work being done more efficiently by specialists instead of the current “concentrat(ion) in a small number of firms because

Here’s PwC’s up-to-date and quite comprehensive overview of the state of AI and related subjects. It’s lengthy but very good. Useful and fresh resources are linked at the end.

https://www.strategy-business.com/article/A-Strategists-Guide-to-Artificial-Intelligence?gko=0abb5&utm_source=itw&utm_medium=20170518&utm_campaign=resp