Posted by Iulius on Sep 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It's intuitive that if you take the topics you know the least and you learn those, you'll get a better test score. However, when we switch this idea to mathematical function optimization in a very large hyper dimensional space (also known as Machine Learning), things tend to not go by our intuition anymore. Thus, we better test the assumption.

The thing with hyper-dimensionality is that everything changes a lot in a way we can't naturally picture. Our imagination goes up to, say, four dimensions (e.g. 3D heat map, where the fourth dimension is the color), maybe even 5 or 6D if we specifically train our brain for that. We could add sound to that graph or other crazy ideas, but the brain needs time to acquire the intuition for that "dimension". So, there's no way for us to imagine a 10.000D space and everything that it entails.

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Topics: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING


Posted by Cian on Aug 30, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Our friends at ROSS Intelligence have had some fantastic milestones this year. One of them was when a significant bankruptcy law firm "hired an Artificial Intelligent Lawyer" from ROSS. This press release caused some huge conversation online. Some of the comments, I take issue with, in short: 
1. There was an unwarranted concern on how ROSS uptake would cause an issue with training lawyers.
2. There was a complete and utter misclassification of ROSS as a "Lawyer".
3. There was a poorly articulated reflection on how technology can assist in our day-to-day lives.

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Topics: Machine Learning, Legaltech, #Lawyers, Artificial Intelligence, AI, NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Learning To Tag

Posted by Iulius on Feb 2, 2016 1:25:24 PM

When you have a long document and there's no intern around to assist you with the tedious task of identifying specific clauses and you don't know where to start, that's the moment when you most feel the need for some automation in the process.

After all, it's the age where they automatically read your car's plate to send you a speeding ticket. Why do you still have to manually annotate text documents?!

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Topics: Beagle, Artificial Intelligence

Should Lawyers Be Worried About AI?

Posted by Cian on Jan 19, 2016 11:58:37 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a loose term for the augmentation and automation of tasks. When a task is more than a yes-or-no question– and you can get a computer to answer it–  you arguably have an artificially intelligent system. 


As a fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and as the founder and CEO of a legal tech company that uses machine learning, lawyers frequently ask my opinion on whether or not the legal industry should adopt the use of AI systems.

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Topics: Legaltech, #Lawyers, Artificial Intelligence

Collaboration:  Not Just post-it notes and highlighters

Posted by Cian on Sep 14, 2015 10:39:38 AM

"Diane it's month end, I need your comments on the contract for ACME. We have to close this today!" You’ve heard or said these words at the end of the month many times. When you’re trying to get input from others on a contract, the presence of highlighters, post-it notes and sticky arrows are nearly a guarantee. In our connected world including the ubiquitous presence of mobile devices, those legacy ways of working with contracts should be extinct. They are not.

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Topics: Beagle, Legal Industry, Artificial Intelligence

Beagle is Ready for Quarter End Crunch!!

Posted by Cian on Jun 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Dealing with quarter end can be frustrating with the volume of contracts, and the short turnaround times to get peoples input and feedback.  Beagle has a robust set of features to help you deal with the volume, and improve efficiency. Contracts in Business Out !

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Topics: Updates, Beagle, Features, Artificial Intelligence