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Smile you’re on camera – the pros and cons of facial recognition technology

17 June 2019

William McSweeney is the Law Society’s technology and law policy adviser, working on the impact of key emerging technologies on the law.

Our one-year mission: The Law Society Commission on the use of algorithms in the justice system

04 June 2019

Christina Blacklaws is the president of the Law Society and chairs the Technology & Law Commission alongside co-commissioners Professor Sofia Olhede and Professor Sylvie Delacroix.

10 factors to consider before procuring legal AI

14 March 2019

The recent surge in machine learning popularity, largely driven by the success of deep learning since around 2010, has provided much excitement around the possible applications for law firms, explains Rafie, CEO and Co-founder of Genie AI, a machine learning startup. 

Will data + algorithms change what we can expect from law (and lawyers)?

12 December 2018

When, if at all, might computers replace humans and in what capacities? And how can we grasp the reach and depth of the transformations that are already well underway?

Can algorithms ever be fair?

17 October 2018

Algorithms and data are increasingly influencing the justice system. Professor Sofia Olhede and Dr Patrick Wolf explain the basics all lawyers should understand. 

Legal tech in 2018: threats and opportunities

13 June 2018

The traditionally cautious legal sector was a relatively late adopter of technology, but this is changing.

Blockchain: How pizza can change the world

18 October 2017

On Saturday 22 May 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida, Laszlo Hanyecz made a revolutionary transaction: he bought two Domino's pizzas for the equivalent of $41. This was the first ever purchase made using the digital currency Bitcoin. 

Ask an AI: what makes lawyers “professional”?

27 June 2017

AI has the potential to augment our ability to deliver affordable, quality, professional services. Does it also have the potential to leave you out of a job? An AI could make legal decisions, but what about ethical decisions?

Cybersecurity: What the Panama Papers can teach all law firms

02 February 2017

The Panama Papers leak exposed the most common weakest link in law firms' cybersecurity: its people. Mark Leiser looks at what firms can learn from the scandal.

Will lawyers be replaced by robots?

23 June 2016

Jonathan Smithers explains how artificial intelligence has permeated our lives and considers the consequences for the legal profession.

The robots are coming - but will justice be done?

03 June 2016

LHS Solicitors discuss the growth of AI and the impact it will have on the legal profession.

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