A recent article in Above the Law (ATL) highlights the sudden recent fascination with AI and how it can be tempting for AI enthusiasts to get carried away by speculation over what AI might one day be able to accomplish instead of its current capabilities and their more immediate implications.

Artificial intelligence — or machine learning — has been at the core of Lex Machina’s offerings since the company expanded from its roots at Stanford University’s law school. ATL recently caught up with Lex Machina CEO Karl Harris to get his take on the future of AI in legal tech. “We’ve been achieving really amazing things with advanced technology, like our large language models, for a very long time,” Harris says. “Before recently, our customers primarily cared about the value we brought to them, not all the work we were doing behind the scenes to achieve that value. It’s only recently that we’ve started fielding questions about whether we use AI. It’s kind of fun to be able to reply, ‘Of course we are — we’ve been using it all along.’”

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