Title: The Robot Lawyer: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
Speaker: Saskia Mehlhorn, Director of Knowledge Management & Library Services, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Class Format: Classroom (livestreaming will not be available for this event)
Where: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Office Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002
Description: Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the center of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to mimic "cognitive" functions such as "learning" and "problem solving" that are commonly associated with the human mind.
Those familiar with the practice of law expect that AI will disrupt the legal profession in the not-so-distant-future and that in fact it is already being utilized for tasks like contract review, e-discovery and practice management.
The session will provide a basic overview of AI in the legal profession, give specific examples of tools that incorporate AI technology and discuss opportunities for lawyers and other legal professionals.
CLE: 1.0 hour CLE in Texas (pending)