There’s so much happening in legal AI right now that it can be hard to separate hype from reality. Does artificial intelligence represent a paradigm shift for the legal industry or just another new technology that lawyers will adopt to help them in their jobs—perhaps like an accountant uses a spreadsheet for calculations?

We have a crash course for you on this week’s episode of Legal Speak. Our guide is Ben Hancock, a San Francisco reporter for and author of What’s Next, an email newsletter about law and technology. For the past year he’s been talking to lawyers who are using AI or want to use it and to the industry leaders who are evangelizing machine learning as a way to make law practice more efficient.

Ben gets expert views on the fundamental questions: How is AI being applied to legal problems? How is it changing what lawyers do? And will it upend the traditional law firm business model?

He speaks with:

  • Emily Foges, CEO of Luminance, which applies machine learning to contract review;
  • James Lee, co-founder of LegalMation, which is building AI tools for litigators;
  • Brian Kuhn, co-founder of IBM Watson Legal;
  • Itai Gurari, co-founder and CEO of Judicata, a legal technology company focused on legal research; and
  • Roy Strom, legal business reporter for and author of The Law Firm Disrupted.

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