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

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:

  • 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…

Going from the generic BYOA to legal-specific BYOLA is gradually happening

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 famous saying is to never bring a knife to a gunfight
  • Unpacking this sage advice reveals insights about how to arm yourself in a duel
  • Lawyers are in duels when it comes to their court cases
  • Everyday uses of Bring Your Own Algorithm (BYOA) are starting to arise


Seeking needed funding for LegalTech can leverage latest attention to 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:

  • Most companies require C-suite buy-in or approval for their by-function budget requests
  • As a longtime CIO/CTO, I’ve worked hand-in-hand with Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) to garner funding support for the legal side
  • Turns out that trying to get the C-suite to spend toward LegalTech is an ongoing uphill battle


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

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 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

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:

  • 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

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:

  • 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

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 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

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:

  • 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…

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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