Helpful AI Resources

At Legal Ready, we prioritise responsible technology development and are members of the Center for Humane Technology. This organisation emphasises user well-being as new technologies emerge.

Regrettably, the latest AI advancements from companies like OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google have not adhered to these guidelines in their race to lead the industry.

We will maintain our focus on discussing broader AI concerns and the vital aspects to consider. Simultaneously, we will provide you guidance on understanding and effectively utilising the current AI implementations available.

The A.I. Dilemma

9 March 2023

Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin discuss how existing A.I. capabilities already pose catastrophic risks to a functional society, how A.I. companies are caught in a race to deploy as quickly as possible without adequate safety measures, and what it would mean to upgrade our institutions to a post-A.I. world.

This presentation is from a private gathering in San Francisco on March 9th, 2023 with leading technologists and decision-makers with the ability to influence the future of large-language model A.I.s. This presentation was given before the launch of GPT-4.

Credit: Center for Humane Technology

LexisNexis Announces Launch of Lexis+ AI Commercial Preview, Most Comprehensive Global Legal Generative AI Platform

4 May 2023

The new Lexis+ AI technology features conversational search, insightful summarisation, and intelligent legal drafting capabilities.

At the same time, LexisNexis has announced its AI Insider program, which is open to all legal professionals. The program is designed to support the legal industry with generative AI education and LexisNexis breaking news on the latest AI developments.

ChatGPT, BARD and their impact on the legal profession

23 May 2023

In this episode, Rishi Gulati is in conversation with Professor John Swinson on the impact of AI on the legal profession and on legal education.

John is based at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, and possesses qualifications in computer science and law. He has been a partner in a major law firm, and as an arbitrator for WIPO decided over 650 disputes regarding the ownership of domain names.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) Law School is a highly respected and innovative law school located in Norwich, England.

How to think about AI

27 June 2023

Delving into the legal and ethical challenges of a game-changing technology

This recent article from the Harvard Law Bulletin’s Summer 2023 edition discusses a number of pertinent AI issues. AI is speeding into uncharted territory, and how to regulate the technology is a hot topic of debate. For example, who can claim the right to an image or written work or piece of music created with AI?

Credit: Harvard Law Bulletin

Can We Contain Artificial Intelligence?

29 August 2023

Sam Harris speaks with Mustafa Suleyman about his new book, “The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the 21st Century’s Greatest Dilemma.”

They discuss the progress in artificial intelligence made at his company DeepMind, the acquisition of DeepMind by Google, Atari DQN, AlphaGo, AlphaZero, AlphaFold, the invention of new knowledge, the risks of our making progress in AI, “superintelligence” as a distraction from more pressing problems, the inevitable spread of general-purpose technology, the nature of intelligence, productivity growth and labor disruptions, “the containment problem,” the importance of scale, Moore’s law, Inflection AI, open-source LLMs, changing the norms of work and leisure, the redistribution of value, introducing friction into the deployment of AI, regulatory capture, a misinformation apocalypse, digital watermarks, asymmetric threats, conflict and cooperation with China, supply-chain monopolies, and other topics.

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