• From CBS News: “Cyberattacks targeting the 2018 midterm election aren’t just relying on tested tactics like phishing attacks, social media influence campaigns, and ransomware targeting critical infrastructure — they’re also harnessing technology in new and ever more threatening ways. Cybersecurity experts are concerned that emerging technology like artificial intelligence and automation powered by 

  • At the CLOC conference in London this Tuesday, opening speaker Richard Susskind remarked that AI’s “short-term predictions overstate the impact. However, in the long term, by the late 2020s or 2030s, it is hard to avoid the the conclusion that this isn’t going to replace fundamental parts of legal services.” Among his other provocative statements

  • Richard Susskind:  By 2036, he posits, “It is neither hyperbolic nor fanciful to expect that the legal profession will have changed beyond recognition.” Check out this article for comments by several others regarding the future impact of AI on lawyering. (My prognostication is that Susskind’s predictions are closer to what we’ll see than those of

  • Later this month, Elexirr will hold a man (lawyer) vs. machine (AI) competition to see who’s best at predicting the success of complaints to The Financial Ombudsman Service. This link includes a link to register to compete.
  • AI doesn’t just analyze and predict, it can create art, music, prose, news stories and more. This

I expect a flood of interesting developments from ILTACON17 this week. I’ll do my best to focus on the essentials. I won’t post links to every press release (e.g.), only those with an interesting story or, IMHO, really breakthrough tech. (It’s still early Monday morning so there’s not yet much news from Vegas,