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
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
The failure of the Rechtwijzer, the symbol of what was to be the brave new world of mass digital legal services aimed at those on low incomes, raises a question about the future. Were the digital naysayers right? A recent post from veteran commentator and tireless compiler Delia Venables in her Internet Newsletter for Lawyers widens … Continue reading The Forward March of Digital Halted: or only checked?