Beginning today, this blog will no longer cover cybersecurity or blockchain per se. There’s just too much out there for me to do justice to AI and blockchain (including cryprocurrencies). I will continue to include news about blockchain that is directly AI-related. At the same time, I will redouble my efforts to cover access to justice (A2J) developments.

  • READ THIS A New Device Can Hear Your Thoughts. The implications are enormous, for everyone, but especially for the disabled.

 

  • So you think AI in legal is a big deal? I see AI stories impacting just about every industry you can imagine (especially military/defense), but AI in healthcare regularly tops the list. There are myriad implications of this for the legal industry. Here are a few of the most interesting from just the past week:
    • From the New York TimesHow Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Medicine. Post.
    • Why Do We Need Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare? Post.
    • Global Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare Markets, 2019-2025 – Focus on Drug Discovery & Precision Medicine – ResearchAndMarkets.com. Post.
    • Medical Artificial Intelligence Market to See 50% CAGR Growth. Post.
    • A project on artificial intelligence enables the improvement of colorectal cancer screening. Post.
    • How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Consumer Health Experiences. Post.
    • As Artificial Intelligence Matures, Healthcare Eyes Data Aggregation. Post.
    • ASHP Commission to Look at Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare, Pharmacy. Post.
    • Turning Health Data into an Asset for Artificial Intelligence. Post.
    • These Researchers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better Flu Vaccine. Post.
    • Artificial Intelligence Used To Study Risk Factors In Type 1 Diabetes. Post.
    • Quantitative Analysis of Neural Foramina in the Lumbar Spine: An Imaging Informatics and Machine Learning Study. Post.
    • Cleveland Clinic launches Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence. Post and post.
    • FDA grants breakthrough device designation to artificial intelligence technology for cancer diagnosis. Post.
    • Artificial intelligence in breast screening – will it work? and if so, will patients accept it? Post.
    • Algorithms Can Now Identify Cancerous Cells Better Than Humans. Post.
    • How Artificial Intelligence Advances Could Actually ‘Make Health Care Human Again’. Post.
    • A doctor explains how artificial intelligence could improve the patient-doctor bond. Post.
    • Research Area | Novel Ethical and Explainable Artificial Intelligence based Digital Medicines and Treatments. Post.
    • Smart Stethoscopes and Smart Toilet Seats – Coming to a Doctor Near You?. Post.
    • Lash Group to Amplify Patient Engagement Capabilities with AllazoHealth Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics Tool. Post.
    • Amazon Web Services to Beth Israel Deaconess: Tell us how AI can make your hospital more efficient. Post.
    • How NeuroMetrix seeks to better relieve pain with AI. Post.
    • Amazon is working with a Harvard-affiliated hospital to test how AI can simplify medical care. Post.
    • Optimizing Analytics for Hospitals in a Value-Based Era. Post.
    • New ORNL AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials. Post.
    • Sight Diagnostics’ New Device Uses Artificial Intelligence for Blood Tests. Post.
    • Implementation best practices: Launching clinical decision support. Post.
    • UK Startup Karantis360 Taps IBM Cloud for AI-Powered Assisted Living Solution. Post
    • Microsoft’s App For The Blind Called A Kid ‘Contemptuous.’ Here’s Why That Matters. Post.

 

  • AI — much hype? 40% of A.I. start-ups in Europe have almost nothing to do with A.I., research finds. Post.

 

  • Special focus Brexit: Standing alone. “David Wootton, a lawyer and former lord mayor of London, points to the development of smart contracts, blockchain, artificial intelligence and crypto-assets ‘where there is no law at the moment. English law needs to develop it and grab it to become the global legal system for those new technological developments’, he urges.” Post.

 

  • Legaltech and the law: How tech will change the practice. :… (T)he Law Society’s 2018 survey showed that 88 per cent of the decision-making respondents believed technology helps to improve the delivery of legal services.” Post.

 

  • Here’s the latest from Mark A. CohenLegal Services” Are Whatever Buyers Need To Solve Business Challenges.

 

  • From The Law Society of New South Wales: Beyond the jargon: what does AI mean for lawyers? Post.

 

  • A2J, from The Florida Bar: Florida Bar Launches Newly Enhanced Lawyer Referral Service. “The service, which is free to use, utilizes artificial intelligence categorization to help guide users from their computer or mobile device and instantly connects them with the right lawyer for any legal situation.” Post.

 

  • From The Law Society Gazette: Solicitors represented at arm’s length on AI advisory group. Post.

 

  • A.I. Judges: The Future of Justice Hangs in the Balance. “Automation is creeping into the courtroom, and it’s going to change the way we think about the law.” Post.

 

  • From Evolve the LawTowards an AI Policy and AI Incident Response Plan for Businesses (Part 1). “Part one of a three-part series on the motivation for AI policy and incidence plans for businesses.” Post.

 

  • Artificial Intelligence Regulation May Be Impossible. “…(W)hat happens when we don’t have the code of ethics, laws, government accountability, corporate transparency and capability of monitoring the space to be able to achieve AI regulation?: Post.

 

  • Baidu chief wants ethics research in AI strengthened. Post.

 

  • This is a fun infographic presentation: Artificial Intelligence Stats Show How Machine Learning Will Evolve Our Lives In Future. Post.

 

  • “Important that those of us in the U.S. realize legal tech, its entrepreneurs and products are blossoming worldwide.” Tweet.

 

  • “Legal research AI tools can help free you from routine work.” Tweet.

 

From Law Firms:

  • McGuireWoods ConsultingEmerging Technologies Washington Update February 2019 #4. “Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced a resolution calling for guidelines for the ethical development of artificial intelligence.” Post.

 

  • Dentons, Mike HollingerEmerging growth and venture technology video series part eight: Automotive commerce. Post.

 

  • 5 Ways Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Law That You Might Not Expect. “Eric Tanenblatt, the global chairman of public policy and regulation at Dentons, discusses how self-driving cars may lead to change in zoning laws, public finance, and more.” Post.

 

 

  • Blank RomeThe Role of Explainable Artificial Intelligence in Patent Law. Post.

 

  • Cole Silver, Blank Rome: In an Era of Rapid Technological Change in the Legal Market, Do Relationships Still Matter? Spoiler alert, ‘yes’. Post.

 

  • Norton Rose Fulbright launches tech consultancy. “It will advise on topics such as Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Ledger Technologies including blockchain, and cryptocurrencies and will be available to clients globally and across all sectors.” Post.

 

  • Paolo BeconciniSquire Patton Boggs: China Trademark Office Attempts to Curb Bad Faith Filings. “The introduction of digital searching tools and the use of artificial intelligence may be the key factors in making such provisions effective and drastically reducing the amount of junk applications still filed in China.” Post.

 

  • Taylor WessingBodyTech – a new wave of medical devices product liability litigation? (Yes, this piece could have gone under healthcare above.) Post.

 

  • HausfeldE-Discovery Trend Alert: A Second State Has Approved a Technology CLE Requirement for Its Lawyers. Post.

 

  • Linklaters announces strategic investment in, and collaboration with FinTech company Nivaura. “…focused on automating the issuance and administration processes for financial instruments.” Post.

 

  • DLA Piper: WIN Wise – Disclosure and disruptive innovation?  “(Some) systems … can assess a document’s relevance and prioritise similar documents for human review. Others can actually review the documents themselves using artificial intelligence (without the significant cost of human review and human error and in a fraction of the time).” Post.

 

From/about Legal Vendors:

 

  • Meet ContractPodAi: Revolutionizing Your Contract Management From Start To Finish. Post.

 

  • Oasis Adds H5 Matter Analytics® to eDiscovery Product Offerings. Post.

 

  • , FastCaseNothing Artificial About It: How Law Firms (Really) Use AI in Practice. Post.

 

  • Fastcase Adds Leading Section Titles From the American Bar Assocition (ABA). Post.

 

 

  •  Accellis: Addressing Critical LegalTech Compliance Risks. “Legal firms are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) to move faster, find connections within case documents, and make decisions.” Post.

 

  • Litera Microsystems Announces Kira Systems as First Content Provider in Litera Connect Program. “…brings together Clause Companion’s clause library which enables users to retrieve and re-use their organization’s best content, and the power of Kira’s AI platform which can find and extract commonly used clauses.” Post.

 

  • “Integration of DataVisor Enterprise on the Azure AI tool set provides cloud users with high-reliability fraud detection insight and real-time response across billions of accounts.” Post.

 

  • “Ez-XBRL Solutions, Inc. announced today its new Inline XBRL (iXBRL) solution that enables SEC registrants to rapidly convert their existing XBRL tagged data to the iXBRL format.” Post.

 

From Artificial Lawyer:

  • Tish Clyde of Nokia: ‘We Are Hugely Interested In Automation + AI’. Post.

 

  • The Middle Way – An Integrated Approach to Legal Technology. Post.

 

  • Norton Rose Launches Consultancy For ‘AI, Blockchain + Crypto. Post.

 

  • AI Co. Ayfie Offers Mortgage Doc Analysis, Links With FinTech Platform. Post.

 

  • Neota Logic Launches Dashboards Feature For Better Data Visuals. Post.

 

  • BLTF: The Post-Hype AI Hype, Plus iManage RAVN Is Legal Spotify. Post.

 

  • Dentons Launches Neuroscience-Led ‘NextTalent’ – But What Is It?. Post.

 

  • The Full List – GLH2019 Winners From Around The World. Post.

 

  • NASDAQ-Listed RPA Co. NICE Expands Partnership With AI Co. ABBYY. Post.

 

  • Lawyers On Demand Partners With Eigen To Offer Legal AI Services. Post.
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Mark T Greene

As a consultant, Mark pioneered professional service firms’ use of market research, process improvement, and competitive intelligence to make smart business decisions. As a CMO/Marketing Director he was instrumental in shaping strategic direction and branding for O’Melveny & Meyers, Nixon Peabody, Waller, and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. One of the first recipients of the Legal Marketing Association’s lifetime achievement award, Mark’s many other honors include:

Mark is a frequent speaker and writer on artificial intelligence, market research, competitive intelligence, branding, and business strategy. Outside the business world, he is active on behalf of environmental organizations, a Master SCUBA Diver, avid cyclist, Boy Scout leader, and proud father of two Eagle Scouts.