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AI Software Juggles Probabilities to Learn from Less Data - MIT Technology Review

Machine learning is becoming extremely powerful, but it requires extreme amounts of data.<p>You can, for instance, train a deep-learning algorithm to …

Machine Learning

‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word

Any job is made easier by having the right tools. That’s the idea behind Contract Tools, a Microsoft Word for Windows add-in designed to provide …

Microsoft Word

Case List

* Crowd case predictions are based on aggregating case-level predictions, not Justice-level predictions. This may result in the Justice split …

Hack for Sweden växer med nya samarbeten – Hack for Sweden

2017 står 25 myndigheter bakom tävlingen Hack for Sweden som fortsätter att växa. Uppgiften för deltagarna är att lösa samhällsutmaningar med hjälp …

IEEE puts out a first draft guide for how tech can achieve ethical AI design

One of the barriers standing in the way of ethically designed AI systems that benefit humanity as a whole, and avoid the pitfalls of embedded algorithmic biases, is the tech industry’s lack of ownership and responsibility for ethics, according to technical professional association, the IEEE.<p>The …

Intelligence

Regeringen stödjer Hack for Sweden

Regeringen har idag beslutat om att stödja nästa års Hack for Sweden. SMHI kommer att leda projektet och får disponera 500 000 kronor under 2016. …

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Internet of Things | www.semantic-web

Call for papers: Special Issue on<p>Internet of Things<p>Solving Internet of Things Challenges with Semantic Web Technologies<p>Current developments on the …

Smart Contracts and the Role of Lawyers (Part 2) – About “Code is Law”

In my previous post I described how “smart contracts” are not really contracts in the comprehensive or strict sense of the term as understood and …

How Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Invented the World’s First Computer: An Illustrated Adventure in Footnotes and Friendship

The story of how an improbable pair forever changed our horizons of the possible.<p>In 1843, <b>Ada Lovelace</b> — the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron — translated a scientific paper by Italian military engineer Luigi Menabrea titled <i>Sketch of an Analytical Engine</i>, adding seven footnotes to it. …

Peer to Peer Magazine - Summer 2016

”Advokatrobotar” gör det billigare och lättare att få juridisk hjälp

”Do not pay” är namnet på en chattrobot utvecklad av den 19-årige studenten Joshua Browder. Den hjälper människor i London och New York att överklaga …

3 Tips For Using Data Analytics In Your Law Firm

If you follow any legal technology blogs, no doubt the concept of “big data” for law firms has popped up a few times. That’s because more and more …

Big Data

Applying Data Science to the Supreme Court: Topic Modeling Over Time with NMF (and a D3.js bonus)

alt.legal: Can Computers Beat Humans At Law?

If artificial intelligence (AI) can beat the greatest strategy champions at their own games, will it reach a point where it can beat a lawyer at the …

Artificial Intelligence

What would an effective, useful Legal Health Checkup look like?

I have been in different working groups and conferences over the past year, all focused on access to justice innovation, and we keep coming back to …

Usability

What Apple’s differential privacy means for your data and the future of machine learning

Apple is stepping up its artificial intelligence efforts in a bid to keep pace with rivals who have been driving full-throttle down a machine learning-powered AI superhighway, thanks to their liberal attitude to mining user data.<p>Not so Apple, which pitches itself as the lone defender of user …

Privacy

Cambridge firm makes AI company its second tech investment

13 April 2016<p>Meyer: new ways to address client needs<p>Taylor Vinters will this week implement artificial intelligence (AI) contract review software …

eu

Dini, P. and Kioupkiolis, A. (2014). Community Currencies as Laboratories of Institutional Learn- ing: Emergence of Governance through the Mediation …

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China’s Latest Export: Legal Services

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The author of this post is the founder and CEO of Legal Mosaic, a strategic consulting firm and a regular contributor to Big Law</i> …

Robots Could Make the Supreme Court More Transparent

Computer models can determine the authorship of unsigned legal decisions with startling accuracy.<p>Predicting the outcome of Supreme Court decisions has long been a favorite parlor game for political scientists, attorneys, and legal-system junkies.<p>People have built statistical models, predictive …

Machine Learning

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What is a Blockchain?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The authors of this post are attorneys at Holland & Knight and are writing a series of articles on blockchain technology and its</i> …

Not Even the People Who Write Algorithms Really Know How They Work

The web's information filters are making assumptions about you based on details that you might not even notice yourself.<p>Sometimes there’s a little crack in the web that is just big enough to catch a glimpse of who the robots running the show think you are.<p>You might deduce, for example, that the …

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