Herb Roitblat On Machine Learning: It Depends

Machine learning still stands on the three core features of representation, assessment, and optimization.  As a result, many machine learning systems tend to return approximately the same results.  Given a choice between more clever algorithms and better quality training data, it is often preferable to spend the effort on better data.

Amazon Launches a Polly WordPress Plugin

Amazon today (February 9, 2018) is launching a new Amazon Polly WordPress plugin that gives your blog a voice by creating audio versions of your posts.

With New Funding, NexLP Plans to Triple its Headcount

Cognitive analytics startup NexLP just raised $3 million in fresh funding in a round led by Chicago-based Method Capital and joined by Dundee Venture Capital, which is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space.

Legal Tech + AI in Germany: Things Are Evolving

In Germany, the legal market is still new to financial investors. Venture capital and private equity companies as well as many ‘business angels’ often do not understand the digital business models in the legal market.

Definitional Starting Points: Word2vec and Convolutional Neural Network

Based on recent legal technology announcements highlighting two important but sparingly used terms (Word2vec and Convolutional Neural Network), the following “starting points” are provided for a definitional overview of these terms along with additional links for context and reference.

Casetext Closes $12m Funding Round

In one of the legal technology industry’s largest-ever funding rounds, US crowdsourced legal research platform Casetext has closed a $12m Series B funding round in order to expand the capabilities of its AI-backed automated research assistant CARA and build up its platform and business.

A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet.

Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim. But recent research and even the people working on the software meant to automate legal work say the adoption of A.I. in law firms will be a slow, task-by-task process.

How AI Is Transforming the Workplace

AI is also beginning to help managers peer into personal aspects of job performance that used to be left up to managers’ instincts and observations.