Social Media / Technology Committee
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Techlectic ... by Pat Hoover
AI and the Law. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming on strong in virtually every aspect of consumer and corporate technology today. Law and the practice of law is no exception to this fact and legal practitioners who ignore this fast approaching new reality do so at their peril. Everything from lightning fast discovery analysis encompassing gigabit sized data dumps, to multi tier/multi location conflict reviews, to contract language review and analysis, to original research of legal issues and concerns…AI is fast approaching the forefront of the legal profession.
Companies like Ross Intelligence www.rossintelligence.com, Ebrevia, Nextlawlabs and many others have recently brought to market an array of legal products designed to reduce the cost of conventional legal practice, increase turnaround times and decrease the number of lawyers normally required in a given matter. Several large US law firms have already either contracted with the new AI legal providers in hopes of increasing productivity or have gone one better and invested in their own AI software programming.
As one who is primarily a litigator involved in civil rights and disability law, Ross Intelligence is to me one of the more noteworthy examples in the new crop of AI legal products. Ross offers an online legal research program which far exceeds the traditional Boolean search logic of more conventional models like those found in Lexis Nexis and WestLaw. Allowing for true natural language search parameters, Ross is uncanny in its ability to very swiftly canvass the universe of available legal data and arrive at highly focused results. I predict that Ross and the others like it - which have designed programs of real AI that far outpace conventional key word search software - will soon become common place in the practice of law.
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