The Legal Text, Document and Corpus Analytics workshop (LTDCA 2016) took place at the University of San Diego School of Law on Friday, June 17th. Also known as “Law & Big Data II,” the workshop was hosted by USD’s Center for Computation, Mathematics and the Law (CCML). IAAIL members Karl Branting, Ted Sichelman and Jack Conrad were among the workshop’s organizers.
Netlaw Media interviews Professor Katie Atkinson, Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool and President of IAAIL. Katie shares an insight into the current academic R&D projects being undertaken in relation to AI and the future of technology within the legal sector. In addition Katie shares her perspective on the fear of change and whether the AI revolution is a threat to lawyers.
2015 was a banner year for Artificial Intelligence, including AI and Law. It was a year when we heard about advances in self-driving cars and expanded applications for robots, about quantum computers and cognitive computing. In the field of AI and Law, we learned about developments in e-discovery, big data and predictive analytics. Cognitive computing applications have included IBM Watson-based systems like ROSS, and future applications are anticipated from the relationship recently announced between Thomson Reuters and IBM.