Watson in the Law Library: Using AI and Machine Learning to Build the 21st Century Library (F6)

Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Coordinator: Ed Walters, Fastcase, Inc.
Speaker: Brian Kuhn, IBM Corporation

Tracks: Information Technology; Reference, Research & Client Services

By now, everyone has heard about AI generally, and IBM Watson in particular. Media coverage has often portrayed these technologies as “robot lawyers” or job killers, or harbingers of the apocalypse. Despite fascination with AI in pop culture, machine learning actually represents a number of different technologies, many of which will be used in law libraries. In this session, Fastcase CEO Ed Walters, who teaches about AI in law at the Georgetown University Law Center, and Brian Kuhn, from the IBM Watson team focusing on legal information, will discuss uses of AI in the library and beyond.

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