Category: explainer

  • In Redo of Its Study, Stanford Finds Westlaw’s AI Hallucinates At Double the Rate of LexisNexis

    The study conducted by Stanford University researchers found that generative AI legal research tools from LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters produce incorrect results more frequently than claimed in their marketing efforts. Thomson Reuters initially refused access to their AI-Assisted Research product but later agreed, and the updated study found it to perform unfavourably compared to the […]

  • Want to use ChatGPT to help prepare for court? This is what lawyers say you should and shouldn’t do

    The increasing use of generative AI chatbots to assist non-lawyers in court proceedings has led Queensland, Victoria, New Zealand, and England to issue guidelines on the responsible use of AI chatbots in legal contexts.  While AI can provide benefits such as improving access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, there are concerns […]

  • Solo and Small Firms Plan to Adopt AI More Quickly than Larger Firms, But Not Fast Enough for Clients, Clio Survey Finds

    The 2024 Legal Trends for Solo and Small Firms report by Clio indicates that solo and small firm lawyers are more open to adopting AI compared to their larger-firm counterparts. The report also highlights that clients are even more enthusiastic about AI, believing it can result in more affordable and higher quality legal services. Additionally, […]

  • Superhuman?

    Despite their flaws, tests and benchmarks still demonstrate the rapid advancements in AI capabilities. It is uncertain how long co-intelligence will prevail over independently operating AI agents, as in certain areas, such as diagnosing complex diseases, incorporating human judgment seems to diminish decision-making ability compared to AI alone. Comprehensive benchmarks established by experts across various […]

  • Uncover Launches AI-Driven Case Assistant for Legal Search, Q&A

    Uncover, a Dutch startup, has introduced an AI assistant for legal research and document analysis. The AI utilizes vector search and large language models to understand legal language and simplify document examination. Its features include automatic document categorization, AI-powered document summarization, and the Uncover Case Assistant for specific cases. The integration of generative AI in […]

  • Can AI Help Find Untapped Revenue? Orgaimi + Faegre Drinker Believe So

    Orgaimi is a startup focusing on legal tech and fintech, using AI and data science to analyse client data and identify untapped revenue opportunities. They recently partnered with the US law firm Faegre Drinker to help evaluate services provided to clients and predict client needs. One case study on their website describes how they helped […]

  • Scottish AI startup raises £6m for bespoke LLMs

    Malted, a startup based in Edinburgh, has secured £6 million in funding to transform large language models (LLMs) into specialized smaller models tailored for businesses. The company collaborates with clients to condense the output of LLMs into smaller models customized for specific purposes, offering a more targeted and cost-efficient service. They are currently testing their […]

  • DLA Piper elevates AI and Data Science to the C-Suite with new CDAIO Niresh Rajah

    DLA Piper has appointed Niresh Rajah as its Chief Data and AI Officer to drive the AI and data agenda and continue building data science and AI practices into the firm’s foundations. Rajah has over 20 years of experience in financial and professional services, having executed significant digital and data transformation projects across international organizations. […]

  • True To Its Name, LexisNexis Unveils New AI Capabilities For Both Its Lexis Legal Service and Its Nexis News Service

    LexisNexis has announced improvements to its Lexis+ AI legal assistant and launched a commercial preview of Nexis+ AI within its Nexis news and business information research service. The enhancements to the AI assistant will include faster delivery of results, conversational guidance for drafting, and improved user experience. Nexis+ AI will provide enhanced research, intelligence and […]

  • Neural Notes: The Australian legaltech going after the billable hour

    Deeligence, a legal tech startup based in Melbourne, has raised $1 million in funding to automate the legal industry’s due diligence process. Co-founders Elena Tsalanidis and Justin Hansky, both with legal backgrounds, aim to disrupt the legal tech space by using automation to streamline and improve workflow processes for lawyers. The platform uses AI to […]