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Using AI to simplify the law, but the outcome might not be desirable

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:

  • An ongoing drumbeat is whether the laws are overly convoluted and need to be simplified
  • Simplifying the laws might provide upsized benefits for the public and the practice of law
  • Not everyone is convinced that law simplification is an answer and might worsen matters
  • AI has the potential for providing a type of legal simplification…
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Using AI for legal sentiment analysis and opinion mining

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:

  • Questions abound about the role of sentimentality and emotion with the halls of justice
  • A famous court case entailing a Tribute to a Dog is legendary for a sentimental closing argument
  • AI can be utilized to try and gauge sentimentality within a written record of a court case
  • There is also the use of AI for real-time sentimentality detection and for opinion…
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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:

  • This is a compilation of the first set of 20 articles posted in this AI & Law series (“Part 1”)
  • Each of the twenty articles is standalone (no need to read them in any specific sequence)
  • They are listed below in relatively random order, without any denoted numbering per…
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AI and the law could make use of the famous (infamous) Turing Test

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 isn’t any AI yet today that is sentient and nor reaches the level of full human intelligence
  • Nonetheless, there might someday be such vaunted AI and we’ll need to know that it exists
  • Within the AI field, there is a type of famous test for this known as the Turing…

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Examining growth in the laws and what AI might foretell in the future

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 study estimated how many laws there are today and growth rates over time
  • The research results offer vital food-for-thought about the future of the law
  • Thinking outside-the-box, ponder the number of lawyers in a past, present, and future sense
  • An additional twist for the future will be the advent of AI-enabled legal reasoning…
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Difficulties abound in an entirely logic-based embodiment of the 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:

  • Some believe that we ought to be able to turn the law into a set of axiomatic logic
  • Doing so would presumably make the law easily computerized and become widely accessible
  • Logic-based law could theoretically enable computational legality determinations
  • Ongoing attempts at using AI in this quest for a pure logic approach are…
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There might someday be three-tiers for 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:

  • Currently, the practice of law is tightly controlled and there is essentially just one tier
  • Some argue that we need a second tier consisting of non-lawyers certified to also do the law
  • Acrimonious debates covering the benefits versus risks of a two-tiered approach are plentiful
  • Coming down the road will be the potential of a third-tier consisting of Artificial Intelligence…
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Dualism duels will occur amidst AI-enabled moral agents and AI legal-focused agents

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:

  • The law has a close cousin, morality, for which there is at times agreement and sometimes not
  • Society has wrestled with the dualism of the law and morality for millennia
  • Recent advances in AI have led to attempts at embedding AI-enabled moral agents into software
  • Likewise, there is a need to embed AI-enabled law-oriented agents into…
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LegalTech startups must have a clearly stated solvable problem

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:

  • This is a continuation of an earlier article about the twenty key factors for a LegalTech startup
  • In this piece, the focus is on two of the foundational factors: (1) the problem, (2) the solution
  • If a LegalTech founder cannot clearly state the problem and proposed solution things will…
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Here are the key factors you need to know for starting your LegalTech startup

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 attorneys harbor a dream to do a startup business based on a LegalTech idea they have
  • An entrepreneurial-minded lawyer needs to think ahead and prepare for the rough journey
  • The good news is that the VC/PE funding for LegalTech startups still seems to be doing well
  • The “bad news” is that there are lots of LegalTech flops and failures, so be…

About

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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