Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

16 ABA Journal Artificial Intelligence & Robotics articles.

Law firms are slow to adopt AI-based technology tools, ABA survey finds
Private equity firm purchases law practice management platform Rocket Matter
A private equity firm based in New York has acquired Rocket Matter, one of the leading practice management platforms in the legal industry since its launch more than a decade ago.
Law firm teams up with Canadian legal tech company on AI-powered case prediction tool

Labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has partnered with Blue J Legal Inc. to bring the Toronto legal tech company’s AI-powered technology, which predicts court outcomes in the employment law arena, to the United States.

Macy’s uses facial recognition software to identify customers on security cameras, lawsuit claims
A would-be class action lawsuit alleges that the Macy’s department store chain violates Illinois law when it identifies customers recorded on its surveillance cameras by using facial recognition software.
LexisNexis unveils new legal research product with better insights, more modern visual design
LexisNexis has released a new product that it says will allow lawyers to conduct more comprehensive legal research and smoothly complete a variety of practical tasks.
Could you be replaced by a robot lawyer?
Do you really need a human for the so-called human touch in lawyering, particularly when a big part of the job is convincing the client to be reasonable? Maybe not, according to some people who created apps that they claim help people accomplish tasks traditionally carried out by lawyers.
How accurate is AI in legal research?

Humans can make mistakes, but so can machines. If we use artificial intelligence for legal work, what sort of quality is needed?

A Friday ABA Techshow panel at the…

Top tips to secure legal tech investors in 2020
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jerry Ting, the CEO and co-founder of Evisort, an artificial-intelligence-powered contract-analysis system based in San Mateo, California.
New feature in Westlaw Edge predicts legislative outcomes
Thomson Reuters unveiled a new feature in Westlaw Edge on Wednesday that uses artificial intelligence to provide a variety of information about federal legislation, including predictions about a bill’s likelihood of passage.
Automated transcription startup lands $31M investment; CEO calls it ‘an important milestone’
Verbit, an artificial intelligence-powered transcription platform with customers in the legal industry, announced Wednesday that it had closed a $31 million Series B funding round.
Lawyers have a bevy of advanced and AI-enhanced legal research tools at their fingertips

For many lawyers, legal research is an inescapable—and sometimes tedious part—of practicing law. Fortunately, legal research has changed significantly over the years and is now more intuitive and affordable than ever before.

Prisons and jails use artificial intelligence to monitor inmate phone calls
Artificial intelligence is helping prisons and jails monitor inmate phone calls to learn of criminal activity and potential suicides.
Exploring new frontiers in research for the legal industry

In this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, the ABA Journal’s Jason Tashea talks to legal tech blogger Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda, CEO of artificial intelligence company Ross Intelligence, about what new technology and AI can do for legal research.

New feature in Westlaw Edge tool uses artificial intelligence to analyze briefs

Thomson Reuters has introduced a feature in its Westlaw Edge legal research platform called Quick Check that scans legal briefs and memoranda and then uses artificial intelligence to suggest…

The rise of the machines—but with checks and balances

The U.S. has been the world leader in AI development, including those used in the criminal justice system. But we are laggards when it comes to the regulation and oversight of the same technology, writes ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea.

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