TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Nov 3, 2017

Is the hype of artificial intelligence in law practice justified? Above the Law’s Nicole Black reports from the College of Law Practice Management’s 2017 Futures Conference and says the answer is yes. “The bottom line,” she says, “AI is coming of age, and quickly, and the legal profession may not be prepared for the rapid pace of change instigated by AI in the years to come.” One speaker at the conference was Fastcase co-founder Ed Walters, who said his company is already using AI to improve search results using the history of tens of millions of searches. “[W]e’ve had these ideas for more than a decade, but AI is finally good enough to build some mind-blowing tools. The time is now.”