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The Power of Aggregating and Curating Law Firms’ Publishing On AI For Societal Benefit

February 25, 2024

Twenty years ago we certainly didn’t have AI in the sense we do today. We also didn’t have citizen journalism platforms enabling lawyers and law firms to openly publish insight on the implications of matters such as AI.

When AI hit last year, law firms started publishing about AI, perhaps like no other subject before.

Via blogs, alerts, websites, contributed articles and more. For clients needing insight on AI, for lawyer and law firm name recognition and more.

Searching some law firm sites I found one hundred articles on AI in these various formats.

The Areas of the Law Involving AI Are Endless

1. Privacy and Data Protection: Advising on compliance with data protection laws, including GDPR in Europe and CCPA in California, especially for AI systems that process personal data.

2. Intellectual Property: Navigating the challenges of copyright, patents, and trademarks in the creation and use of AI-generated content or inventions.

3. Employment Law: Addressing the impact of AI on employment, including automation, surveillance, and bias in hiring practices.

4. Liability and Safety: Determining liability in cases of harm caused by AI systems, such as autonomous vehicles or medical diagnosis tools.

5. Ethics and Governance: Developing ethical guidelines and governance frameworks for the responsible use of AI, including bias prevention and transparency.

6. Contract Law: Drafting and reviewing contracts involving AI technologies, including licensing agreements and service level agreements.

7. Regulatory Compliance: Assisting with compliance regarding AI-specific regulations and standards across different sectors.

8. Criminal Law: Addressing the use of AI in committing or preventing crimes involving AI.

(Granted I got some help from GPT on the areas included with which I have no deep expertise, but you get the idea of just a sample of the areas needing coverage in publishing.)

Potential Industry and Agency Recipients of AI Legal Publishing

Here are just some of the possible interested readers of legal publishing on AI, perfect for law firms.

  • Healthcare Providers: For issues related to AI in diagnostics, patient data privacy, and telemedicine services.
  • Financial Institutions: On deploying AI in risk assessment, fraud detection, and algorithmic trading, ensuring compliance with financial regulations.
  • Real Estate: Advising on AI applications in property management, real estate analytics, and smart buildings.
  • Manufacturing Companies: On integrating AI in manufacturing processes, supply chain management, and predictive maintenance.
  • Entertainment and Media: For AI-generated content, copyright issues, and personalized content delivery systems.
  • Transportation and Logistics: Addressing autonomous vehicles, drone delivery systems, and AI in logistics planning.
  • Government and Public Sector: For the use of AI in public services, surveillance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Consumer Goods and Retail: On AI in customer service, inventory management, and personalized shopping experiences.
  • Education Sector: Including K-12, higher education, and online learning platforms, for AI in personalized learning, admissions, and campus security.
  • Startups and Innovators: Providing legal frameworks for new AI technologies and business models.

Law firms are already sharing excellent advice and insight about artificial intelligence (AI) in their blogs, websites, and other places.

However, this information is spread out across their separate blogs, news articles and other publications. The AI content, as a whole, is not easy for clients and lawyers to find or receive.

We’re thinking at LexBlog of bringing all of a firm’s AI publishing, including podcasts and other media, together into one law firm AI site with an accompanying email newsletter. This way, everyone can easily access the best advice and information about AI matters from the firm.

We’d anggregate all the insightful articles and advice on AI from various law firms and putting them together on a single website and in an email newsletter. This will make it much easier for everyone, from individual clients, consumers, to large organizations, to follow important legal insight on AI.

Additionally, we could develop a site of law firm published AI insight on which to build a corpus, a large database of text, which will then be used to train a Large Language Model (LLM) focused on AI legal issues. This means that not only will users have access to a wealth of existing knowledge, but they’ll also be able to get AI-powered guidance, making legal insight on AI more accessible to everyone.

The complexities and risks associated with AI make it important to bring the best legal minds together. This effort to compile their insights into one accessible platform – at the law firm and aggregate level is more than just helpful—it’s vital to society.