You may not be aware, but artificial intelligence (AI) has already established itself in our daily lives. From Amazon to Alexa, sophisticated algorithms affect much of what we do. The next ten years will see advancements in electronic decision-making, facial recognition, language translation, and voice-to-text. Are you willing to accept the cost in loss of privacy due to AI’s insatiable thirst for data for the benefit in added productivity? What will be the new careers in AI world? Abhijeet Chavan and IV Ashton walk us through some of the inner workings of AI, some expectations in areas like Natural Language Processing, and give us advice on how to prepare for the future of this technology.
This is a fascinating episode for listeners interested in court technology, Natural Language Processing, algorithms, individual privacy, language translation, and emerging technologies.
There is a link to a short segment of the book Prediction Machines by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb, in the Show Notes section on our website.
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> Additional Resources to Learn More About Artificial Intelligence
Practical Legal Services Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Legal Services Corporation ITC Conference, Jan 2019, New Orleans, LA
By Abhijeet Chavan, IV Ashton, and Justin Brownstone
https://sched.co/IXgY, Slides (PDF), Video
Due Process and Ethics in the Age of Tech: Innovations In the Justice System
Equal Justice Conference, American Bar Association, May 2018, San Diego, CA
By Abhijeet Chavan, Angela Tripp, and Jonathan Pyle
http://sched.co/EShL, https://goo.gl/isez9u (Slides), https://goo.gl/o9UFZC (Doc)
Understanding the Role of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Delivering Legal Services
Legal Services Corporation TIG Conference, Jan 2017, San Antonio, TX
By Abhijeet Chavan, IV Ashton, and Jonathan Pyle
http://sched.co/8ydS, https://goo.gl/6QihG6 (Slides)
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>About the Presenters
IV Ashton has spent his 20-year legal career leveraging technology to increase access to justice for vulnerable populations throughout the World. Mr. Ashton began his legal career working internationally, applying technology to promote the rule of law. Mr. Ashton oversaw the development of the Kosovo War Crimes Database (documenting human rights violations in Kosovo), as well as several online tools for various Ministries of Justice throughout the Balkans, to help strengthen emerging legal systems. In 1999 Mr. Ashton co-founded Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO), a leading website in the US that provides important legal resources to pro se litigants, pro bono attorneys, and legal aid attorneys. In 2001, Mr. Ashton founded LegalServer, a web-based case management platform used by hundreds of nonprofit agencies and public defenders. LegalServer has the singular purpose of helping those who cannot afford attorneys by leveraging technology to overcome the complexities and inefficiencies of our legal system. Most recently, Mr. Ashton created a web-based platform applying machine learning to automate and streamline legal processes for vulnerable populations throughout the United States.
Abhijeet Chavan has over 20 years of technology consulting experience with public sector, higher education, and non-profit clients. Mr. Chavan was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2017. He regularly presents at conferences on access to justice and artificial intelligence. Mr. Chavan sits on committees of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, and National Association for Court Management. He is a co-author of NACM’s 2019 Plain Language Guide. Previously, Mr. Chavan served as chief technology officer of a consulting firm; created legal tools WriteClearly, ReadClearly, and DLAW; co-founded a media business; and managed geographic data projects. Mr. Chavan has graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.