AI For Bad is emerging and lawyers will be needed as it arises.

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • There is much discussion these days about AI for Good
  • This has startled people into realizing that there is also the potential of AI for Bad
  • Regulators are considering passing new laws to stem the possibility of Bad AI
  • The EU supposedly is considering a severe penalty for firms…


Latest on computable contracts and AI

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Contracts are typically a key element of any legal practice and the work efforts therein
  • Computing aids the drafting of legal contracts, albeit somewhat simply so
  • Law practices are adopting Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) tools
  • Computable contracts are being advanced via legal scholars and LegalTech vendors
  • AI is ultimately…


Supreme Court ruling on APIs handily brings up the topic of emerging Legal APIs

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have been in the news recently
  • SCOTUS handed down a ruling in the decade-long case of Google vs. Oracle
  • Rather than focusing on the decision, let’s consider API’s all told
  • APIs are essential to the future of LegalTech
  • And APIs will also be crucial to…

Stanford CodeX 2021 Prize winner is a keystone paper on AI & Law using the BNA

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • A foundational research paper in the 1980s explored the British Nationality Act
  • The researchers sought to transform the law into AI-based programming code
  • At the time, the Prolog programming language was considered a top means for doing so
  • This seminal work has been oft-cited and provided a foundation in…

Explaining AI explainability amidst a legal context

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Explanations are an integral part of our daily lives
  • We are expected to provide explanations, and we expect to receive explanations
  • Proffering explanations is a lot harder than it seems
  • AI systems are increasingly being tasked to provide explanations, known as XAI
  • There are several crucial dimensions of the…


The role of apologies via AI and the legal repercussions therein

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • AI systems are increasingly being programmed to emit apologies
  • Some like the apology and feel better, while others find it insulting and a hollow gesture
  • There is a substantial body of legal literature on the topic of law-and-apologies
  • In some respects, an apology is legally exculpatory and in other…


Legal ecosystem and the impacts of AI

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • Ecosystems are complex and involve complicated intricacies
  • Yellowstone National Park provides an exemplar of biological ecosystem complexities
  • Analogously, the law and practice of law can be viewed as the legal ecosystem
  • When a change is made to one part of the legal ecosystem this can induce cascading impacts
  • It…


Cognition as composed of thinking fast and thinking slow

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • A popular metacognition model is that humans have a twofold approach to how our minds work
  • One portion of our minds thinks fast, making snap decisions, called System 1 (M-consciousness)
  • The other portion thinks slow, analytically so, and is known as System 2 (I-consciousness)
  • This viewpoint about the mind…


Casting the law as though it was programming code

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • There is a great deal of effort aiming toward “law as code” (it is headline-making)
  • The gist is to somehow convert laws into programming code, allowing for digital usage
  • This is much more than simply textual aspects and requires runnable capacities too
  • A tremendous stumbling block is the inherent…


Creating Legal Maps that are akin to Google Maps for the law

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • There are plenty of geographic map apps and online digitized maps available these days
  • Using an electronic-based map provides handy features such as zoom-in and zoom-out
  • Google Maps is the 500-pound gorilla and provides added features such as data overlays
  • For the law, envision a Legal Maps capability that…

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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