Read this from Mark A. Cohen: Clients Need Legal Services But Not Necessarily Lawyers.
Olga V. Mack penned this: A Perfectly Imperfect Marriage: Blockchain And Open Source. “The blockchain industry has not been very attentive to the selection of licenses used for their projects. It’s time for that to change.”
How far have smart speakers come? Amazon has 10000 employees dedicated to Alexa — here are some of the areas they’re working on. Speaking of Alexa: Amazon team taps millions of Alexa interactions to reduce NLP error rate. Story here. (Ask yours who will win the Super Bowl.)
If you’re a student of AI you should at least skim through this summary of MIT’s recent Platform Strategy Summit. It presents an excellent overview of the state of AI (and a bit of blockchain) from academic and business perspectives (even Thomson Reuters). “Most corporate app development effort today is spent on keeping things
Will Avvo‘s coming acquisition by Internet Brands spur AI development? Perhaps not immediately, but probably eventually, as intimated by Avvo CEO Mark Britton saying: “A lot of what WebMD is trying to solve in medical is what we’re trying to solve in legal.”
Here, from Artificial Lawyer, are predictions for what’s coming
Some law schools (OK, very few) are finally getting serious about teaching the business of law. In this case (i.e., Northwestern), AI “goes to law school.” Their dean, Daniel Rodriguez, is stepping down from that role but remaining on the faculty and joining ROSS, “in an advisory role to help the company build
Better, faster, cheaper. Atrium LTS (Legal Technology Services) is a San Francisco-based startup law firm. Founder Justin Kim says: “We want to build the legal technology of the future to automate repetitive, low-value work and allow firms to deliver speed, transparency and cost certainty to their clients.” They raised $10 million in their initial round