Category Archives: artificial intelligence

How will artificial intelligence impact on access to justice?

How will artificial intelligence (AI) impact on the access to justice sector of the legal services market? Clearly, it will have a major effect on the commercial sector of law and the Law Society of England and Wales is but the latest professional body to provide what it calls a ‘horizon scanning’ view of its … Continue reading How will artificial intelligence impact on access to justice?

Artificial Intelligence, Legal Services and Justice

Discussion of artificial intelligence is hard to escape. There are recently published macro studies like Max Tegmark’s Life 3.0  which opens with an apocalyptic (fictional) vision of a dystopian future from w which we are to be (putatively) saved by the (real) intervention of such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking to support the work … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Legal Services and Justice

Setting out the Artificial Intelligence Stall: Herbert Smith Freehills displays its wares

City firm Herbert Smith Freehills lives in a very different part of the legal eco-system than those providing services for those on low incomes. But, it has produced an interesting report entitled Artificial Intelligence: the client perspective with insights both general and specific. The paper is only 12 pages with generous illustrations: it is worth … Continue reading Setting out the Artificial Intelligence Stall: Herbert Smith Freehills displays its wares

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future (W W Norton) is the latest book from Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. It follows The Second Machine Age which was reviewed here and gives a more detailed analysis of how the technological revolution is coming along. It lacks any direct discussion of legal services but this is a … Continue reading Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Just: Transcription, a London-based start up social enterprise rejected by the Ministry of Justice for a contract for tech-based court judgement transcription because of its precarious finances as a newly formed organisation, has secured funding from a prestigious social tech foundation to develop its work. The story of Just:’s rejection by the Ministry is told … Continue reading It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over