Is Artificial Intelligence Really Smart or Just Really Slick?

Smart or Slick? In our last newsletter we predicted that the effects of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) chat bots on the legal profession will be substantially less than the current hype. Last week, three researchers at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley reported that the “intelligence” demonstrated by leading large language model services (“artificial intelligence” agents, in this…

The three immutable rules for evaluating web-based technology for lawyers

The three rules for evaluating web-based technology offerings to lawyers are infallible and immutable. 1.    If the language is highfaluting, then it probably requires consultants to install, initiate, and maintain. 2.    If you can’t understand the value proposition, there isn’t one. 3.    If they don’t show their prices, you can’t afford it. Any questions?