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AI might inadvertently end-up deskilling human lawyers

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 are expected to provide topnotch legal acumen and serve their clients sufficiently
  • Some are worried that the emergence of AI in the law will cause a deskilling of lawyers
  • Attorneys will be able to rely upon AI-based legal reasoning systems for legal advisement
  • The crutch of using AI…


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Charging for legal advice by the hour and ultimately by the nanosecond

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:

  • Lawyers tend to charge for legal advice based on hourly work (or fractions thereof)
  • ABA stipulations indicate that those lawyering fees are to abide by “reasonableness” factors
  • The future of lawyering will encompass AI-based legal reasoning systems
  • Those AI systems will run based on nanoseconds (one billionth of a…

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Practice of law as viewed via chess playing and AI

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:

  • Some liken the practice of law to the playing of chess
  • Lawyers need to conceive of their legal moves and countermoves related to opposing counsel
  • AI chess-playing systems have gotten quite good and there are lessons to be learned therein
  • It is handy to consider the state-space complexity in…


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Contemplating the use of AI-based judges in the courts

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:

  • There is much debate about the possibility of AI serving as judges in our courts
  • Some argue it should never be permitted, others say it will be inevitable and unstoppable
  • One argument being made is that perhaps AI judges would be solely used in the lower courts
  • The logic…

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Debating the lawyers as coders topic

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:

  • There is tremendous interest (and rancor) about the proposition of lawyers-as-coders
  • Some assert that the future of the law and especially via AI will radically impact attorneys
  • As such the argument exists that lawyers would be prudent to learn about coding
  • Counterarguments are that lawyers should stick with their…


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Personal digital identity and the role of AI

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:

  • A recent class session of the MIT Computational Law 2021 course discussed digital identity
  • Included were Wyoming State Senator Chris Rothfuss and groundbreaking personal digital identity legislation
  • The innovative approach reflects the legal notion of personal digital identity as a bundled agency
  • In addition to needed legal imbuements, the…


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Legal personhood and the extreme view of so-called Spontaneous AI

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:

  • One means of applying the law to AI consists of considering how to best legally govern AI
  • There are ongoing debates about whether AI should or should not have legal personhood
  • Sometimes an argument is aided by looking at extremes
  • An extreme viewpoint of today’s AI is the notion…

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The future of BigLaw and the adoption of AI in the practice of law

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:

  • Law firms of any notable size are especially tricky to manage and ably adjust to market shifts
  • BigLaw is viewed as likely to have internal squabbles over the advent of AI-based legal services
  • Some law firms will quickly embrace AI, others will ignore or deflect AI emerging changes
  • One…

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Using AI for antitrust vigilance

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:

  • Antitrust law has once again been brought to the forefront of society
  • A recent spate of antitrust lawsuits against tech firms catches the eye and worldwide attention
  • We need to be cautious in overstepping our instant assumption that antitrust has occurred
  • To aid in the antitrust vigilance proposition we…

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Proposition: That an AI-based digital twin of the U.S. Constitution ought to be crafted.

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:

  • Many assert that the United States Constitution is a living document
  • Acrimonious debates occur over what the meaning of this “living” document ought to be
  • Numerous camps have evolved about how to properly interpret the Constitution
  • In modern times there are digital twins being developed for all kinds of…

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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