Your Weekly Lawtomatic Digest
The Appetizer: Sponsors
The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week
Innovating Big Law: Baker McKenzie's Jae Um and Casey Flaherty - two of the most intriguing people in legal tech - are featured on the LawNext podcast.
Global Legal Hackathon v 2.0: teams all over the world competed in the second iteration of this giant event. As reports stream in, check the twitter feed for the event organizers for summaries and pictures from the various competition sites.
Bringing VC Into Law Firms: Above the Law offers a summary of Denton's success with NextLaw Lab and a theory about what's to come.
Algorithms and Justice: one report this week that algorithms could clear 250,000 convictions in California, but another that a "rogue" algorithm prevented 70,000 qualified Swedes from receiving welfare payments (hat tip to Joshua Lenon who tweeted it). I guess the bottom line is that algorithms are just recipes to make stuff happen, and the result is only as good as the chef who devises and executes it.
Quickdraw with Google: draw a picture on your screen and Google's neural net will tell you what it is. Pretty amazing. While you're at it, check out Machine Learning for Kids and train the computer to identify like terms.
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About Gabe Teninbaum
Gabe Teninbaum (@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law. Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.
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