Lawyers are an endangered profession

I don’t believe the legal profession will continue to exist as it is today for much longer. The profession has changed over the decades and centuries as technology has changed, especially in the last decade, but what I can see happening is something far more radical. As cognitive systems like IBM’s Watson start to haveContinue reading “Lawyers are an endangered profession”

How you could sell a car in 2034 without a hefty contract

This article was originally published on LinkedIn as “How I sold my car in 2034“. Prologue Contracts are increasingly complex and difficult to navigate, even with recent efforts to simplify the language we use. Much of this is the result of efforts to express complex and interrelated legal and compliance concepts in words and sinceContinue reading “How you could sell a car in 2034 without a hefty contract”

Lawyers and the approaching singularity

The recent news that the IBM computer, Watson, defeated the Jeopardy champion has captured the legal industry’s imagination and probably struck fear into many of its members. Legal commentators are already talking about the technology used in Watson doing legal research faster and more accurately than junior lawyers typically tasked with that sort of work.Continue reading “Lawyers and the approaching singularity”