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Thompson Reuters: Minding the Gap Between Hype & Performance

July 23, 2020

O’Melveny’s Managing Director for Information Jeff Rovner authored this Legal Executive Institute article discussing the state of artificial intelligence technology in the legal profession.

“Artificial intelligence (AI) applications have held law firms, legal software vendors, and the legal press in thrall over the past few years. But has success matched the hype? Yes and no,” Rovner writes. He notes that new technology is more readily adopted if it addresses an important problem, presents an effective solution, fits into lawyers’ overall workflow, and is affordable. While most legal AI applications fail to meet to meet at least one of these criteria, Rovner describes four categories of legal AI applications that “routinely satisfy these tests and add value to my law firm every day,” including eDiscovery, contract analysis, enterprise search, and legal research.

Read the full article here.