Letter from Legal AI 2019 Chairman
There is no question that artificial intelligence is one of the most talked about technologies today. In my role as Editor of the PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest, I see feeds from over 500 news sources daily and AI has topped the list for months. Unfortunately when it comes to the legal market, a good portion of that talk is also hype. It takes time and energy to separate the two.
Every vendor, every legal department and every big firm wants to be on the AI bandwagon. Long established legal vendors are buying AI companies or engineering new AI capabilities to their existing products. There are more AI-related legal startups than ever before. Clients are pushing their law firms to be more efficient in their representation, enhancing the people, the processes and the technologies.
AI is poised to drastically change the world we live in. It has already begun to chew around the edges of legal operations and the practice of law. AI-enabled technology is stretching the existing laws and creating entirely new areas as we look at things like who is responsible for AI gone bad? What does the AI-enable legal team or law firm of the future look like? What are the demands and pressures surrounding AI?
It is my pleasure to once again chair the Legal AI Forum in London, where legal technologists of all kinds come to learn more about artificial intelligence and to separate the hype from the real. Real examples and projects, interactive discussions among all the players (law firm operations, corporate legal departments and advanced technologists) are just some of what you can expect at this year's forum, along with a stellar line-up of legal tech pioneers.
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I look forward to seeing you there!
CIO, Jackson Kelly, USA
Editor, PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest