Quantitative Methods for Lawyers – Course Materials – Professor Daniel Martin Katz

http://www.quantitativemethodsclass.com/Quantitative Methods for Lawyers is the first course in a two course sequence and it assumes no prior knowledge of statistics / quantitative thinking.  You will learn basic concepts and will receive an introduction to R (the open source programming language which is lingua franca of statistical computing).   Those with a prior knowledge of statistics, etc. might be advised to simply start with our Legal Analytics course (which is a primer in machine learning / advanced analytics for lawyers that I teach with Michael Bommarito).

Technology, Data & Computational – LJD Week Presentation @ The World Bank

Today I had the pleasure of participating in the Law, Justice & Development Week at the World Bank in its headquarters in Washington DC.  My panel was focused on Technology, Data and Computation to Promote the Rule of Law.  It was a great and meaningful conversation pointed toward substantive applications!

Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine (via Wired)

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 8.55.38 AMObviously this move is pretty significant for those trying to sell machine learning in a SAAS style model / machine learning as a service (ML_AAS).  Together with the significant amount of ML technology that is already in the opensource ecosystem – this will put more pressure on customization / configuration around problems with a much smaller premium on having access to certain forms of base models/algorithms.