Dentons (World’s Largest Law Firm) Launches NextLaw Labs and Creates Legal Business Accelerator

Read stories here, here and here  plus check out NextLaw Labs.

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Art vs Science: New Machine Could One Day Replace Anesthesiologists (via Wash Post)

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Our Future Sits at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (via OReilly Podcast)

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May 2015 Chicago Lawyer Magazine – My Profile in Anticipation of Getting Started at Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent Law This Fall!

http://www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/Articles/2015/05/Dan-Katz-IIT-Chicago-Kent.aspx

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Stanford CodeX FutureLaw Conference 2015 – Conference on Innovation, Technology and the Future of the Legal Industry

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Oregon Law Review 2015 Symposium on Legal Technology and Innovation

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Declaration on Behalf of Carl Malamud / PublicResource.org Efforts to Seek a Fee Waiver for PACER (via law.resource.org)

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Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup
(@Skadden in Chicago)

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night @Skadden for the Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup.  Our next meeting is at Chapman & Cutler in May with a series of additional events in the months to come …

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Amazon Introduces a Cloud Service for Machine Learning
(via Venture Beat)

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Suffice to say - this platform and competing platforms are going to collectively lower barriers to entry … and that is likely to have some implications (some good and some bad)

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Evolution of Conversations in the Age of E-mail Overload
(via arXiv blog)

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Legal Technology in the Public Interest (from CodeX FutureLaw 2014)

Featuring Phil Malone, Stephanie Kimbro and my future Chicago Kent colleague Ronald W. Staudt … worth a watch …

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A Mobile Search Engine For Globally Nomadic Tech Workers

Looks like the Tiebout Sorting model — implemented as an app …

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Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup (@ Skadden – April 16, 2015 during ABA Tech Show)

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Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business (via The Economist)

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Fourth Annual ASU – Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 8.52.34 PMIt was a pleasure to participate in the Fourth Annual ASU-Arkfeld E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Conference.  The conference featured a wide variety of speakers from the bench, law firms, in-house and the legal technology space.   The conference was sponsored by the Center for Law, Science & Innovation @ Arizona State Law.

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Obamacare’s Chances Of Survival Have Improved (But It Is Still Very Close)

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Even The Algorithms Think Obamacare’s Survival Is A Tossup (via 538.com)

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Readers will probably observe that {Marshall+} is still a work in progress (for example – my colleague noted {Marshall+} believes that Justice Ginsburg would appear to be slightly more likely to vote to overturn the ACA than Justice Thomas).  While this probably will not prove to be correct in King v. Burwell, our method is rigorously backtested and designed to minimize errors across all predictions (not just in this specific case).  This optimization question is tricky for the model and it will be the source of future model improvements. I have preached the whole mantra Humans + Machines > Humans or Machines and this problem is a good example.  The problem with exclusive reliance upon human experts is they have cognitive biases, info processing issues, etc.  The problem with models is that they generate errors that humans would not.

Anyway, the good thing about having a base model such as {Marshall+} is that we can begin to incorporate a range of additional information in an effort to create a {Marshall++} and beyond.    And on that front there is more to come …

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