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What’s Artificial About Intelligence? The Ethical and Practical Considerations When Lawyers Use AI Technology

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The legal profession is constantly changing, often prompted by new technology. Typically lawyers will not adopt new technology until market forces make doing so necessary to effectively represent clients. Under pressure to manage costs and work efficiently, lawyers must continue to adopt smarter and more efficient technological solutions that assist in delivering legal services. Analytical […]

Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on 7 major tech trends and Singapore’s regulatory approach

“Technology revolution is inevitable. It is foolish to stand in the way of progress and pretend that there is no downside or need for regulation”, said Minister Balakrishnan. At a legal technology conference held in Singapore, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation initiative Dr Vivian Balakrishnan iterated Singapore’s regulatory approach to major technology trends. Minister Balakrishnan […]

Decoding Artificial Intelligence: What Does It Really Mean For Lawyers?

Legal AI takes many forms, and is particularly useful in tasks that involve answering standard and recurring questions from information contained in significant data sets. The following are examples of what that looks like in a real-world law firm: eDiscovery. Legal AI has perhaps seen the most success in the realm of eDiscovery. Since businesses have […]

Chinese Government sets out three-year action plan on artificial intelligence

Chinese Government sets out three-year action plan on artificial intelligence

The Action Plan includes specific targets in areas such as smart drones, facial recognition, AI-supported medical diagnosis, speech recognition and translation. It also sets out targets for enabling infrastructure and developments in core technology. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China released a three-year action plan (2018 -2020) on December 14 to […]

Lawyer-bots are shaking up jobs

Lawyer-bots are shaking up jobs

AI is augmenting and automating the tasks currently performed by hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. alone. Meticulous research, deep study of case law, and intricate argument-building—lawyers have used similar methods to ply their trade for hundreds of years. But they’d better watch out, because artificial intelligence is moving in on the field. […]

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Faxin works for China’s Supreme People’s Court, sifting through reports and identifying laws and guidelines relevant to cases ranging from traffic incidents to bankruptcies. But Faxin is no typical judicial assistant — it is an online artificial-intelligence (AI) platform designed by the Supreme People’s Court Press and Beijing-based big-data company Gridsum Technology. The platform, officially […]

Singapore central bank to consult financial firms on implications of artificial intelligence and data analytics

Singapore central bank to consult financial firms on implications of artificial intelligence and data analytics

Singapore’s central bank will consult financial firms in the city state in a bid to better understand the implications of their use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, according to a report in the local press. According to The Business Times, the consultation being undertaken by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) could lead […]

Microsoft built an AI-powered iOS app to help you learn Chinese

Microsoft built an AI-powered iOS app to help you learn Chinese

Language-learning apps are nothing new, with offerings from MIT and Duolingo ready to teach you a new way to communicate right on your phone. Now Microsoft is looking to teach you Chinese with a free new AI-powered iOS app. The idea here is to provide users with a way to practice the Chinese language in […]