• This is the biggest news from last week’s LegalWeek in NYC: Legaltech19: New global matter standard to provide “common language” for law firms and corporate counsel. “The Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry (SALI) Alliance is building matter coding that includes area of law and process codes, which it says will foster innovation and

  • 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

  • I had to post this from Steptoe’s CYBERBLOG, if only for the title: Episode 232: “I’m afraid you can’t say that, Dave.” Will AI save the Internet from Vladimir Putin – and Matt Drudge? “It’s a deep conversation that turns contentious when we come to his prescriptions, which I see as reinstating the lefty elite

  • Facial recognition AI has been in the news and on my mind a lot lately. Of course, there are legal implications, but regardless of that aspect, these developments are a big deal of which you should be aware.

– Traveling this 4th of July? Orlando’s airport has rolled out facial recognition for all departing passengers

  • Follow #CoLPM for the latest from The College of Law Practice Management’s “Futures Conference” today and tomorrow. This year, it’s all AI, all the time.

  • This post by Dean Sonderegger, VP and GM at Wolters Kluwer (published in Above the Law) is optimistic that its finally time for AI in law to come of

  • From the ‘this is just cool!’ department, “Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine databases of patents, inventions and research papers, identifying ideas that can be repurposed to solve new problems or create new products.” This is based on recent advances in AI’s ability

  • AI should soon have a seat at the table regarding the business of law, not just the practice of law. As this article from the HBR explains, business strategy can become much more powerful through application of AI.

“The processing power of four smart consultants with excel spreadsheets is minuscule in comparison to a single