Chats with Legal Chatbots ~ Episode 3: Parker

Parker is a chatbot from “global law firm” Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF). I thought Lawdroid and Billy Bot were bad but it couldn’t get more basic than Parker if you tried really hard to produce a bad legal chatbot. There are a few versions of Parker but I decided to test the GDPR one. Here…

Reflections on 2018 Legal Tech Predictions

In January 2018 I made some legal technology predictions for that coming year. I’ll now look back and see how those predictions fared. Artificial Intelligence I predicted:- that in 2018 AI will continue to be a de rigueur slot in legal technology conferences. But delegates will continue to leave none the wiser as to what they are actually supposed…

Legal Tech Reality Check at Lexpo 2019

In 2018 I blogged a lot about the hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the legal world. This included:- Future Law: Legal Technology / IT Predictions for 2018 Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology Slap the Self Proclaimed Legal Technology Futurist! Lawyers and…

Chats with Legal Chatbots ~ Episode 2: Billy Bot

The official line on the Billy Bot website is that:- If you need a Barrister or Mediator to help you, Billy can help you get a quote. Billy Bot is a Clerksroom project to build a junior clerk robot. Billy is a cheeky chappie and loves to chat. So I had a chat with Billy…

London Legal Hackathon bend the rules?

My last post ‘Hack the Law to Reinvent the Wheel?‘ generated a lot of debate on Twitter and LinkedIn yesterday (social media comments have now been incorporated at the end of that post). It also brought out some interesting answers to the question “Why blockchain?” (asked following Pinsent Masons winning the London Legal Hackathon with…

Lawyers and coding

I revealed in my recent post on ‘Hack the Past : How the Legal Profession knew nothing about Technology‘ that I taught myself some basic coding on a BBC Micro computer way back in the early 1980s. My need/desire to code since has been non existent although I experienced a little bit of it for…

Legal Conferences and Artificial Intelligence

Just a few weeks into 2018 and my predictions about legal conferences and Artificial Intelligence (AI) appear to be coming true. I predict that in 2018 AI will continue to be a de rigueur slot in legal technology conferences. But delegates will continue to leave none the wiser as to what they are actually supposed…