Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centres, sees trouble ahead for companies which don’t have their cyber security in order – but also predicts that new regulations will have a positive impact on the market. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty, and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top five predictions for 2018.
The UN’s Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) has established a Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS), a move which has been applauded by experts around the globe. However, an open letter has been penned to the group in the Future of Life Institute, warning about the dangers that artificial intelligence (AI) might pose.
CaseCrunch Systems confirms the first event in history to directly pit machines against lawyers. This experiment is a step towards General Legal Intelligence and challenges the status quo of Legal AI. Over 50 confirmed lawyers will use the same information as a CaseCrunch system to predict the outcome of PPI mis-selling complaints.
The IBA Global Employment Institute has released a report examining the impact of artificial intelligence and robots on the workplace, the new industrial revolution that has been named Industry 4.0. Among the wider global picture, several of the key findings directly relate to the legal world and the impact that robotics will have on the sector.
People often don’t realise the full range of legal help available to them. In order to combat this obstacle of legal assistance feeling too remote for people, Clerksroom have developed a new legal chatbot, named BillyBot. It can help a potential client to work out who the best person is to be referred to, as well as bringing up a quote for them as a guide. Stephen Ward, Managing Director at Clerksroom, demonstrates the potential of technology to bring the legal world closer to clients.
On 9th May Baker McKenzie announced the addition of Partners Kenneth Quinn and Jennifer Trock, a preeminent aviation and drone team based in Washington, DC. Ken will serve as Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Global Aviation Practice, and the two will jointly lead the Firm's newly formed Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) multidisciplinary team.