Impact of hybrid sub-symbolic and symbolic approaches on AI and the Law

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • The use of Machine Learning (ML) continues to gain ground, including in the legal profession
  • Many wonder whether the future of AI is entirely pegged to further advances solely in ML
  • Some predict ML will hit a proverbial wall, and that rules-based approaches will be reborn
  • These two camps…


Leveraging the infamous paperclip maximizer thought experiment

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Paperclips have more importance than might be apparent to the ordinary eye
  • Turns out that a parable involving paperclips has been an AI “hot topic” for many years
  • Suppose an AI system went overboard and made paperclips obediently but to our detriment
  • This same unintentional adverse consequence could befall…


by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • AI systems keep being developed and fielded by the thousands upon thousands
  • Some liken this to the days of the wild west, whereby existing laws are deficient
  • As a result, many AI systems seem lawless or sneakily skirt the law
  • Proposals exist about shoring up existing laws to make…


Essentials and foundations about AI and the law

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • There is some confusion about what “AI and the law” constitutes
  • Some see only a part of the whole and become focused solely on a particular piece
  • Thus it is useful to take a holistic look at the entirety of AI and the law
  • This quick primer depicts a…


How does the no-code trends stack up for lawyers?

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Lawyers and the legal profession are nowadays discussing code aplenty
  • There is the notion of law-as-code
  • There is the case made by some that lawyers ought to be coders
  • A differing view asserts that lawyers should be using no-code toolsets
  • The bottom-line about no-code is to do your homework…


The importance of standards in the evolving field of AI and LegalTech

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Worldwide shipping is a marvel partially due to the advent of shipping container standards
  • By establishing standards for sizes of shipping containers the global shipping effort eased
  • In the legal field, there are nascent standards such as the well-known LEDES for billing
  • Other new standards are being formed such…

Overzealous attorneys and likewise overzealous AI

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Clients expect their attorney to be a vigorous and spirited legal representative
  • This is also a requirement for the essence of our adversarial structure of justice
  • But sometimes a lawyer goes overboard and stretches into being overzealous
  • Overzealousness is a debatable threshold, nonetheless, sanctions can be applied
  • In a…


Using AI to generate and stockpile cogent legal arguments

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Lawyers create legal arguments and must do so with moves and countermoves in mind
  • AI-based legal reasoning systems will gradually augment those laborious efforts
  • Imagine the AI as a kind-of chess-playing capability though in the realm of legal arguments
  • You could potentially have the AI generate a slew of…


A vital collection of soft law about AI has been posted by ASU

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Soft law is oftentimes a precursor to officially formalized hard laws
  • The arising of soft law tends to occur when shoring up new domains or innovations
  • A slew of soft law has emerged in the burgeoning field of AI
  • Arizona State University (ASU) College of Law has established a…


Attorneys are faced with contradictory laws and interpretations thereof

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

For a free podcast of this article, visit this link https://ai-law.libsyn.com/website or find our AI & Law podcast series on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, plus on other audio services. For the latest trends about AI & Law, visit our website www.ai-law.legal

Key briefing points about this article:

  • Attorneys generally seek to craft the strongest possible argument favoring their side of a case
  • The human foible of anchoring to your own posture can undermine the strength of an argument
  • Best to always keep in mind the legendary canons of construction by legal scholar Llewellyn
  • Another perspective is…

Lance Eliot

Dr. Lance B. Eliot is a renowned global expert on AI, Stanford Fellow at Stanford University, was a professor at USC, headed an AI Lab, top exec at a major VC.

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