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 have... Continue Reading →

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 →

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