Today in Legal Artificial Intelligence

  • Kennedys to prototype six innovations from its Ideas Lab. “Staff at law firm Kennedys could become CEOs of their own legal start-ups after it shortlisted six of the more than 100 proposals generated through its Ideas Lab. The six shortlisted proposals will now be turned into prototypes with the help of the firm’s offshore development team. The six successful ideas focus on clients’ pinch points, such as helping them to make quicker and better decisions on liability and settlement offers, to dealing with litigants in person, and to respond to major incidents.” More here.


  • The Growing Global Trend in the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Patent and Trademark Applications. “Startups and tech companies are not the only ones who are developing artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technologies to improve efficiency. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently (May 2018) published a summary report indicating that intellectual property offices throughout the world are evaluating and experimenting with AI.” “WIPO’s report notes the following advantages: cost savings, increased expediency of examination of the application, and overall improved ability to provide examination services.” More from Norris McLaughlin here, and the WIPO report here.


  • It has been a while since I have repeated the mantra, “it’s all about the data.” So, here’s this from McKinsey via ZDnet: Most companies lack the infrastructure for artificial intelligence. “Companies with a strong base in these core areas (cloud computing, mobile, web, big data and advanced analytics) were statistically more likely to have adopted each of the AI tools.” Here’s the original post from McKinsey.


  • Press releaseSentio Software Announces Sentio Maestro for Relativity – A Document Review Model-based Quality Control Technology. “Sentio Maestro provides the ability to automatically identify and correct incorrectly classified documents. It can be applied to any review, in process or new, without changing or disrupting the current workflow. e-Discovery teams can use Sentio Maestro for linear review, to identify and correct reviews and for near real-time evaluation of reviewers and the overall review. Sentio Maestro checks each reviewed document individually to identify possible false negatives or false positives.”


  • From the UK: What’s artificial about ethical AI in the legal industry? Everything. “With many companies and people around the world relying on artificial intelligence, considering the implications of how AI programs can act and affect outcomes (positively and negatively) is too important to avoid. And people, not technology, have the answers.” See a discussion of the work of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence here.


  • Here‘s a cool advance in robot technology, using AI to figure out the moves of a robot hand: “…(T)he advance was in how the hand gained the skill: All the learning happened in a software simulation and was then transferred to the physical world with relative ease.” More coverage here.