Category Archives: artificial intelligence

Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Lexis Nexis – like the American Bar Association, Law Society and the Legal Education Foundation – has had its go at surveying the future of legal services in the light of advances in technology. Being a publisher, it has gone about the exercise in a distinctive way. It has brought together reports of seven conversations … Continue reading Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Cate Blanchett voices ground-breaking advice avatar

Few legal aid agencies could think of hiring an Oscar-winning actress to provide the voice of an  avatar to answer online questions from the public. Still fewer could link the actress with a successful artificial intelligence expert who is himself an Oscar-winner. However, this option has been open to Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency. It … Continue reading Cate Blanchett voices ground-breaking advice avatar

The Momentum Picks Up: a summary of technology and access to justice developments in the last quarter of 2016

LEF014 Winter Update_AW A review of developments over the last quarter of 2016 shows how the momentum of technological developments in the services of access to justice is picking up speed.  Seven themes emerge that are helpful in making sense of what is happening around the world. This is the most recent of a series … Continue reading The Momentum Picks Up: a summary of technology and access to justice developments in the last quarter of 2016

AI and Judicial Prediction: early days

A couple of recent articles chart the onward move of Artificial Intelligence towards prediction of judicial decision-making, something which – if it became mainstream – would be as relevant for ‘poverty’ as for any other area of law. Bloomberg Law has just launched a Litigation Analytics tool. This seeks to predict the behaviour and decision-making … Continue reading AI and Judicial Prediction: early days