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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 prediction is that BigLaw will inexorably have to adapt to and utilize AI or suffer…

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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 can adopt the use of AI for antitrust…

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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…


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Examining the oft argued requirement of being dispassionate in adjudication

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:

  • Tremendous effort has gone into the exploration of how judges think
  • A longstanding assertion is that judges should set aside all emotion and sentimentality
  • Meanwhile, lately, there has been criticism that AI-based legal systems will lack emotion
  • This begs the question of whether AI is better or worse off as a dispassionate…

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Ascertaining how AI will “learn” legal doctrines

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 consists of numerous and vital legal doctrines that are invented rules-of-law
  • One well-known instance was first derived via a court case of the wagon and the donkey
  • AI is anticipated to gradually and inexorably become adept at AI-based legal reasoning
  • An unresolved question entails how such AI systems will be imbued with law…

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Considering various attempts at legally defining 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:

  • Definitions are the lifeblood of the law and inextricably the practice of law too
  • Many a court case has hinged precariously on the definition of this word or that phrase
  • Meanwhile, consider that AI is gradually and inexorably coming into the field of law
  • And yet there is ample ambiguity about what “AI” entails and definitions of AI are…


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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…

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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