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Check out this new user interface and functionality from Neota Logic’s portal, Workbench. There’s a video demo.   From Sterne Kessler: Global Patent Prosecution Newsletter – October 2018: Subject Matter Eligibility of Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications in the United States, Europe, and China. “This article surveys subject-matter eligibility requirements of AI patent applications in the United States, Europe, and China.”   This article appears in Law Week Colorado: AI in IP Opens Questions of Liability. “Artificial…
This story has received VERY wide coverage, with headlines including: Stephen Schwarzman Makes Anchor Gift For New $1 Billion School Of Artificial Intelligence At MIT; MIT announces $1b outlay for study of artificial intelligence, computing;  M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion; MIT commits $1 billion to make AI part of every graduate’s education; M.I.T. wants to build an AI-focused college using a ‘planned investment’ of $1 billion. From Simpson Thatcher: “The…
From Akin Gump: Policymakers Focusing in on Artificial Intelligence. “Following a series of recent events involving policymakers from Trump’s Administration and Capitol Hill, artificial intelligence (AI) was the second hottest topic in D.C.”   From Haynes and Boone:’s Stephanie Sivinski in Law 360: 4 Ways Advances in AI Could Challenge Patent Law.  “Looking further into the future of AI, it is becoming plausible that a machine could devise an invention without any direct input from…
I’m a big fan of all things “Access to Justice” (A2J), so I was pleased to see this app from DoNotPay and equally happy to see today’s update: “new updates to DoNotPay, … will allow a user to sue anyone in small claims court in any county in all 50 states—without the need for retaining a lawyer.” There are several other very cool new functions as well, as described in this story in The…
I like the infographic AI Knowledge Map above. Here’s an explanation of the elements.   “The sixth annual Clio Cloud Conference held a talk with lawyers about how artificial intelligence and blockchain-based technologies can be used by firms of various sizes to become more cost and time efficient.” Summary by Victoria Hudgins here.   Innovation Driving New Approach to Legal Operations at Novartis. “Maurus Schreyvogel, Novartis’ Chief Legal Innovation Officer, advocates for a more…
From Goulston & Storrs‘ Retail Law Advisor, Jennifer Logan and Daniel E. Rottenberg penned Augmented Retail – The Use of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality to Enhance the Customer Shopping Experience. The use of these technologies by Amazon, American Apparel, Ikea, Williams Sonoma and Sephora are discussed.   Standardization of legaltech, what a concept!! “…12 law firms (including LathamClifford ChancePaul WeissCravath, Freshfields, Linklaters and Skadden) have joined a consortium…
In this post, Jordan Furlong discusses the future of law librarians as impacted by technologies such as AI and as roles evolve into more focus on Competitive Intelligence (here, called Market Intelligence). This article by Jordan is referenced.   Press release: Gridlogics Launches PatSeer 360™ – IP Strategy Takes a Quantum Leap with Introduction of This Disruptive New IP Intelligence Platform. “PatSeer 360™ correlates patent data with business and legal data points to give you…
It’s easy to make long term predictions, largely because it’s so rare for anyone to go back and see how you did. In this post, (The Long View of Legal Innovation) Ron Friedmann goes back 15 years to take a look at his own prognostications. Some of it was pretty obvious (“change management remains a hard problem to solve: many lawyers resist new ways of working”), but I believe the basics of his Federalism
I had to post this from Steptoe’s CYBERBLOG, if only for the title: Episode 232: “I’m afraid you can’t say that, Dave.” Will AI save the Internet from Vladimir Putin – and Matt Drudge? “It’s a deep conversation that turns contentious when we come to his prescriptions, which I see as reinstating the lefty elite that ran journalism for decades, this time empowered by even less self-doubt – and AI that can reproduce its prejudices at…
“Seven members of the US Congress have sent letters to the Federal Trade CommissionFederal Bureau of Investigation, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asking whether the agencies have vetted the potential biases of artificial intelligence algorithms being used for commerce, surveillance, and hiring.” “We are concerned by the mounting evidence that these technologies can perpetuate gender, racial, age, and other biases,” a letter to the FTC says. “As a result, their use may violate…