Predicting the Future - With and Without AI

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Joseph Lamport

Oracle at DelphiWhen it comes to forecasting the future effects of technology, there is a well-recognized maxim known as Amara’s law, named after the technologist Roy Amara.  In his words, “[W]e tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.”  The mind, in other words, quickly leaps to conclusions without regard for the often lugubrious pace of the tech adoption cycle.  But taking stock of the rapid of development of the next generation of AI-powered tools that are capable of legal reasoning and outcome prediction, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the business of litigation is poised for a radical transformation through the application of these new technologies. 

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The AI-Assisted Revolution Hits Full Stride

Posted on March 2, 2020 by Joseph Lamport

The AI-assisted Revolution In Full SwingAI really does have the potential to change almost everything we know or think we know about the business of litigation.  That may be the real significance of the latest announcement from Casetext, one of the companies that is at the forefront of transforming the legal market with AI-assisted technology. This AI-powered revolution may not be televised but it is nonetheless now available on your desktop or even via the screen of your handheld device. 

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Keeping Humans-in-the-Loop

Posted on January 29, 2020 by Joseph Lamport

One of the major obstacles to adoption of AI/ML tools is just how labor intensive these projects can be, at least at the outset, due to the need to undertake adequate system training.  AI/ML systems rarely work smoothly out of the box, especially not when it comes to applications in the legal market, which entail processing large amounts of unstructured data.  That's why service providers may be key to successful AI/ML project implementation.


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