• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • From Down Under: Dean of Swinburne Law School, Professor Dan Hunter, and Swinburne researcher Professor Mirko Bagaric say artificial intelligence (AI) could improve sentencing procedures by removing emotional bias and human error. Seems these gentlemen are unaware of 2017’s several instances of AI exhibiting bias and even racism. AI has a way to go

  • It’s great to see 2018 start off without any of the AI hype that we saw in 2017. By the way, I noticed these stories this morning (italics mine):

– Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Friday on MSNBC, “AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound

  • This rather lengthy article does a good job of describing various scenarios in which harm may be caused by AI but the assignment liability is unclear. Interesting read. Again, the tech is way ahead of the laws and regulations.
  • Here’s a bit more about the need for healthcare-related AI regulation from Geoffrey Hinton, VP

  • This post from “legal automation provider,” Plexus exposes much of the hype associated with AI in legal (largely because of systems masquerading as AI that aren’t really), but predicts that, “in the short-term, clients should expect to be disappointed by promises of A.I. In the long term, they should expect to be astounded.”
  • Orrick