Given R&D is trending in Govt reviews, here are my ten thoughts on the R&D tax incentive, by a tax lawyer (Cartland Law) and AI developer (Ailira) who claims R&D himself
Earlier this year I participated in my first MMA fight. I have been karate training for 25 years (3rd Degree Black Belt Goju Ryu) and have taken part in other martial arts (BJJ, wrestling) but this was, without a doubt, the hardest thing that I have done so far. I have also been running a tech company that builds legal artificial intelligence (Ailira) for the last 4 years, alongside my law firm, and I was struck (pun intended) by a number of similarities in the experience.
Third-year law students at the University of Southern Queensland are gaining valuable insights into the evolution of the Australian legal sector courtesy of legal tech entrepreneur Adrian Cartland and his Artificially Intelligent Legal Information Resource Assistant (AILIRA)
Ailira & Adrian Cartland Featured In Australian Lawyers Weekly Article, “Tech-savvy lawyer launches new business”
“There appears to be an acceptance that the industry is evolving but there is still a lot of confusion and uncertainty among decision-makers. I can answer the questions that software developers can’t and understand the nuances in the delivery of technology for the legal profession,” he said.
It is considered essential to algorithms that are used in law. Here is why I think that popular view is wrong – and why I generally dislike prediction algorithms anyway.
Ailira has built a platform allowing anybody to build and develop their own AI generated legal chatbots. The information page also gives you access to a video and written tutorials – try it out
The Legal Forecast and Ailira are working together to provide the technology for law students around Australia to experiment with building their own legal chatbots to solve problems in providing legal services and information around the country.
Adrian Cartland at Arbitration In a Changing World Asia Conference 2017, discussing artificial intelligence and the future of law
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Called bnh.ai (techy shorthand for “Burt and Hall”), the firm is located in Washington, D.C., which Burt says confers a key advantage. “There’s a rule in D.C. It’s called 5.4b, and it basically allows Washington, D.C. to be the only place in the country where lawyers and non-lawyers can jointly run law firms together,” he explained. That’s why Hall, who is not an attorney, can be a partner in this law firm.
SMU ( Singapore Management Uni) Gets $S15 Million To “create a working programming language for the country’s laws and contracts.”
This language will be the foundation for specially trained computer programmers to create digital contracts and other legal documents.
More than a quarter (28%) of finance directors at the UK’s Top 100 law firms polled by Thomson Reuters see falling behind their rivals in implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology as “a significant risk to profitability.”
ABA Jnl – Article: What legal tech jobs are available for new… What legal tech jobs are available for new lawyers?
But how do you present yourself as a viable candidate for a legal technology position? Dawson suggested researching and writing on relevant topics, as well as pursuing internships with regulatory agencies.
Singapore Management University Article: What is Legal Artificial Intelligence (AI) and How Will It Affect the Next Generation of Legal Professionals?
Lawyers have long made for compelling protagonists in popular culture—it’s a job that requires emotional intelligence and quick-witted oratory, at least if you go by courtroom dramas. But in the real world, effective lawyering increasingly hinges on the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).
The platform, called Kennedys IQ, will consolidate Kennedys’ pre-existing product line under one brand. Currently, the firm’s tech offering includes fraud detection, settlement negotiation and portal manager services.
LexBlog Article: Stranger than Sci-Fi: Can (and should) Artificial Intelligence machines own intellectual property?
In the first article of this two-part series, we explore how existing Australian copyright and patent legislation deals with ownership of AI-generated IP. In the second article, we consider whether AI machines should be recognised as the ‘owners’ of the IP create.
First of its kind initiative aims to prepare graduate students for careers in tax law where AI will be integral to the decision-making process