One innovation head tells us they had the popcorn out all last week during a war of words on Twitter, which erupted after Kira Systems’ founder Noah Waisberg at Legal Geek called for the legal tech press at large to become more discerning in its coverage of ‘AI’ and emerging technology and try to help avoid some of the hype. A valid call, I thought it would be worth reminding you of a few things you can expect from Legal IT Insider, given that some of the frustration in that war of words surrounded paid for product endorsements and the like.
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Deloitte’s Fourth Global Robotics Survey is out this week with stats that demonstrate a significant uptake in support for the use of Robotic Process Automation in the workplace and a maturing of expectations from the technology but the report also expresses surprise at the lack of vision and ambition for automation and a ‘lack of IT readiness’.
Enterprise cloud service management company ServiceNow, which counts US global law firm Latham & Watkins among its clients, has agreed to acquire the natural language query technology of two-year old San Francisco startup FriendlyData, which will make it easier for non-technical users of the Now Platform to ask questions in plain English.
In what was a very successful night for Magic Circle law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters, Allen & Overy last night (4 October) won the prized ‘most innovative law firm in Europe’ award at the FT Innovative Lawyers 2018, as A&O partner Jonathan Brayne also jointly won legal innovator of the year.
Tabs3 Software, a leading provider of desktop legal practice management software, announced today that it has acquired CosmoLex, a leading provider of cloud legal practice management software. With the addition of CosmoLex, Tabs3 will serve over 100,000 legal professionals in the United States and Canada.
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In the latest demonstration of its commitment to providing lawyers with fairly meaningful and, in this case, at the coal face tech training, Clifford Chance high performing trainees will now be offered a two-month law tech internship as the magic circle giant today (5 July) announces that it has launched a pilot with fast-growing online legal marketplace Lexoo.
Facebook is buying Bloomsbury AI – one of the early stage companies currently resident in Allen & Overy’s incubator Fuse – according to a report from TechCrunch that has subsequently been confirmed by Facebook to Legal IT Insider
SharePoint triumphs – All change at Peppermint – Major DMS & PMS swap outs – the inside skinny on Contract Analysis software – And is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a lawyer-data scientist hybrid! WTF?!?
A report out today (16 April) from the House of Lords select committee on artificial intelligence finds that while the UK has a “unique opportunity” to shape the development of AI, it is essential that ethics take centre stage, with the report recommending the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks.
It’s all about the contract right now after UK-headquartered contract management platform Juro raised $2m in a round led by Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital, with contributions from Seedcamp, Taavet Hinrikus (cofounder of TransferWise), Michael Pennington (co-founder of Gumtree) and the family office of Paul Forster (co-founder of Indeed).
It may almost be Easter but the world of legal technology does not stop for chocolate eggs and we’ve another packed issue of the monthly Legal IT Insider newsletter for you.
And here’s an interesting new pricing app – Price High or Low – to help you quote an up-front fixed fee
Courtesy Joel Barolsky of Melbourne-based Price High or Low – available on the Apple App Store
Gavelytics, a judicial analytics company that uses artificial intelligence technology to help litigators quickly identify judges’ tendencies, today announces it has closed a $3.2 million funding round from prominent Southern California investors, including the backers of Legal Zoom, The Honest Company and Qualcomm. The funding round will aid the launch of new tools on the Gavelytics platform, accelerate the product’s geographic coverage and support team growth.
The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon – TechLaw.Fest Hackathon. (4-to-6 April 2018)
Loom Analytics is a legal analytics company that creates data mining and visualization products, here is what you need to know about the business and its founders.
Bird & Bird has chosen Luminance’s artificial intelligence platform to assist with its contract review for M&A due diligence. The announcement of the deal follows a successful trial of the technology across the firm’s London and Stockholm offices.
In a bumper news issue to kick off 2018, here are just some of the stories in the January (issue #309) Orange Rag, including the FREE download links
Congratulations is due to Lauren Riley, founder and CEO of Manchester-based legal tech firm, The Link App, which has been shortlisted to the final five in KPMG’s search for the Best British mobile start-up.
The Singapore Academy of Law shows the rest of the world how to launch a legal IT innovation programme
In an example of an unusually high-level and joined up legal tech innovation programme, The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) today (10 January) formally launched its Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), a two-year pilot that forms part of a wider bid for Singapore to become the tech hub of Asia.