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Meet Zero: Embedded AI for email management across mobile and desktop with Ryan Steadman as CRO

Of all the demos I’ve seen, quite honestly very few of them result in a genuine if a little cheesy sounding “wow”, but Zero, which embeds machine learning into mobile devices and Outlook to file and manage emails, is one.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2018 No comments

Access to justice and the urgent need for a law tech revolution

At the recent launch of the Barclays / Law Society Eagle Lab law tech incubator in London, Lord Keen of Elie (Richard Keen QC) said, “There is a lawtech revolution happening all over the world and I want to make sure the UK not only keeps pace with it but leads it.” Clearly as a law tech startup ourselves, we wholeheartedly agree. But there are also fundamental barriers to entry in some aspects of the legal industry that may have gone unnoticed. A prime example of this: access to information, says Gavin Sheridan, co-founder of Vizlegal.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 25th Jul 2018 No comments

Tomorrow’s Lawyers: Lexoo and Clifford Chance launch pilot internship scheme

In the latest demonstration of its commitment to providing lawyers with fairly meaningful and, in this case, at the coal face tech training, Clifford Chance high performing trainees will now be offered a two-month law tech internship as the magic circle giant today (5 July) announces that it has launched a pilot with fast-growing online legal marketplace Lexoo.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 5th Jul 2018 No comments

Updated: Facebook confirms it is to buy Allen & Overy Fuse startup Bloomsbury AI

Facebook is buying Bloomsbury AI – one of the early stage companies currently resident in Allen & Overy’s incubator Fuse – according to a report from TechCrunch that has subsequently been confirmed by Facebook to Legal IT Insider

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Jul 2018 No comments

April Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

SharePoint triumphs – All change at Peppermint – Major DMS & PMS swap outs – the inside skinny on Contract Analysis software – And is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a lawyer-data scientist hybrid! WTF?!?

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Apr 2018 No comments

AI in the UK: House of Lords select committee asks, are you ready, willing and able?

A report out today (16 April) from the House of Lords select committee on artificial intelligence finds that while the UK has a “unique opportunity” to shape the development of AI, it is essential that ethics take centre stage, with the report recommending the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Apr 2018 2 comments

Legal IT Funding: Juro raises £2m

It’s all about the contract right now after UK-headquartered contract management platform Juro raised $2m in a round led by Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital, with contributions from Seedcamp, Taavet Hinrikus (cofounder of TransferWise), Michael Pennington (co-founder of Gumtree) and the family office of Paul Forster (co-founder of Indeed).

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Apr 2018 No comments

March Legal IT Insider out now – and free to read

It may almost be Easter but the world of legal technology does not stop for chocolate eggs and we’ve another packed issue of the monthly Legal IT Insider newsletter for you.

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Mar 2018 No comments

And here’s an interesting new pricing app – Price High or Low – to help you quote an up-front fixed fee

Courtesy Joel Barolsky of Melbourne-based Price High or Low – available on the Apple App Store

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Mar 2018 No comments

Judicial analytics startup Gavelytics, which uses AI, secures $3.2 million in funding

Gavelytics, a judicial analytics company that uses artificial intelligence technology to help litigators quickly identify judges’ tendencies, today announces it has closed a $3.2 million funding round from prominent Southern California investors, including the backers of Legal Zoom, The Honest Company and Qualcomm. The funding round will aid the launch of new tools on the Gavelytics platform, accelerate the product’s geographic coverage and support team growth.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Mar 2018 No comments

Startups & Hackathons: Applications open for TechLaw Fest hackathon in Singapore

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) have announced that applications are now open for Singapore’s largest legal tech hackathon – TechLaw.Fest Hackathon. (4-to-6 April 2018)

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Mar 2018 No comments

Startup Corner: Loom Analytics in Focus

Loom Analytics is a legal analytics company that creates data mining and visualization products, here is what you need to know about the business and its founders.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Feb 2018 No comments

Bird & Bird take off with Luminance AI

Bird & Bird has chosen Luminance’s artificial intelligence platform to assist with its contract review for M&A due diligence. The announcement of the deal follows a successful trial of the technology across the firm’s London and Stockholm offices.

Added by Charles Christian on the 1st Feb 2018 No comments

The first 2018 issue of the Insider is here now – and free to read

In a bumper news issue to kick off 2018, here are just some of the stories in the January (issue #309) Orange Rag, including the FREE download links

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Jan 2018 No comments

2018 Insider Newsletter Deadlines

Calling all lawtech PRs and marketing departments – for our 2018 editorial deadlines, please click HERE.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Jan 2018 No comments
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