Video from the Bay Area's favorite little legal research and development shop.
How might recent work in machine learning and natural language processing influence legal practice and strategy in a big way? To what extent can judicial and legal decision-making be reduced to statistical modeling and prediction?
The last few years have seen an explosion of startups popping up to attack problems in the legal space. How might they change the frontier of innovation in the industry? Who will lead these companies? And, perhaps most importantly, how might they change the public norms and expectations around the legal practice?
The design of easy-to-use “human-readable” user interfaces to manage complex legal tasks holds the possibility of radically democratizing access to the legal system. What is the broad impact of abstracting from legal text? What are the best practices in the design of these interfaces?
What is the current state of the automation of legal tasks, and how far can it scale? How much can be replaced by these applications, and what does the legal profession look like in a world of broad automation and commodification?