Jim Sandman, the President of the US Legal Services Corporation, told the opening session of its annual conference on technical issues that it was his best conference of the year. You could see that, as the head of an organisation once more facing a hostile presidency, this could well be true. In New Orleans for … Continue reading Technology in the Big Easy
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?
The second day of the Legal Services Conference Innovations in Technology conference in New Orleans continues its unremitting pace. Nothing really has changed as compared with yesterday – the speakers are as good, the topics as interesting and varied. But there is a general issue reflected in the one plenary session of the day which … Continue reading LSC Conference Day Two: the pace continues
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
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