Hype vs. Reality of Artificial Intelligence in Law

I’m a big fan of anything that cuts through the hype when it come to AI in law.

And Ron Friedmann has done a sterling job of it, summarising the sought-after views of Professors Katie Atkinson and Daniel Katz, who presented at Lexpo ‘17 in Amsterdam this week.

For example, if you’re a fan of expert systems based on rules, here’s some food for thought:

“Dan is bearish on rules-based systems (expert systems). History is not favourable for this approach. Some successes in other fields but not that many. These systems lack common sense. These systems are static but the world changes. Success requires constant updating. Until recently, rules based systems beat data-based systems. Now, however, data beats rules.”