Seyfarth Shaw Puts 'Software Robots' to Use in Automation Push

Roy Strom, Law.com
Seyfarth Shaw is already well-known in the legal industry as a pioneer of using business process improvement...
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Quantitative Legal Prediction – or – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Preparing for the Data Driven Future of the Legal Services Industry

Daniel Martin Katz, SSRN
Do I have a case? What is our likely exposure? How much is this going to cost? What will happen if we leave...
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Why Do We Respond to a Concession with Another Concession? Reciprocity and Compromise

Christian Thuderoz, Negotiation Journal
All negotiation processes involve an exchange of concessions, and compromise is an agreement based on mutual...
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The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution

Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics
Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution” (You...
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The Great A.I. Awakening

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New York Times Magazine
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services...
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The Function of Reason
Dan Sperber, EDGE
Contrary to the standard view of reason as a capacity that enhances the individual in his or her cognitive capacities—the standard image is of Rodin’s "Thinker," thinking on his own and discovering new ideas—what we say now is that the basic functions of reason are social. They have to do with the fact that we interact with each other’s bodies and with each other’s minds. And to interact with other’s minds is to be able to represent a representation that others have, and to have them...

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Justice Toolbox Lets People Pick Lawyers Based On Win Rates
Robert Ambrogi, LawSites
A recently launched company helps consumers find lawyers based on their win rates for particular types of cases. Called Justice Toolbox, the startup uses data mined from official state court records to compute and display how many cases a lawyer has won and lost and the lawyer’s approximate win rate. Users can search the site by lawyer name, case type or location or they can browse listings by the same criteria.Currently operating only in Maryland and the District of Columbia, the free service...

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On-Device Machine Intelligence
Sujith Ravi, Google Research
To build the cutting-edge technologies that enable conversational understanding and image recognition, we often apply combinations of machine learning technologies such as deep neural networks and graph-based machine learning. However, the machine learning systems that power most of these applications run in the cloud and are computationally intensive and have significant memory requirements. What if you want machine intelligence to run on your personal phone or smartwatch, or on IoT devices, regardless...

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Drawing Aces: The Best Hand to Bet High on Machine Learning
Rees Morrison, Altman Weil, Legaltech News
Data: Your firm needs to have numbers that will help in management decisions in a format that software can handle. Ideally, the data has been collected in one or more spreadsheets, but database repositories can also contribute. Despite the hype about "big data," law firms don't possess such large-scale pools of data. Still, you can actually do useful analyses and, more fruitfully, make predictions with modest amounts of data. For example, with a spreadsheet having details on 50 or more closed cases...

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