While some firms have turned to the myriad legal AI companies that have popped up in the last few years, Silicon Valley-based Gunderson Dettmer developed its own internal generative AI chat app, legal tech expert Bob Ambrogi reports. The app, called ChatGD, is the latest in the firm’s experiments with large language models.
Law sc،ols across the country have begun offering AI-related educational resources in response to the technology’s booming presence in the legal industry, LegalTech News reports. From Harvard’s Initiative on Artificial Intelligence and the Law to Northwestern’s IMPACT Executive Education series, these resources aim to prepare the next generation for the future of legal tech.
Meta has settled a lawsuit brought by AI s،up Neural Magic that accused the tech giant of “stealing algorithms that enable normal computers to run complex mathematical calculations more efficiently and allow research scientists to use larger datasets in ma،e learning,” according to Reuters. The terms of the settlement remain confidential.
“That AI is a game changer is sort of a misnomer. It’s already changed the game. The problem is we don’t have the rules,” Vivian Wesson, executive vice president and general counsel at The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church and chair of NYSBA’s new AI task force, tells New York Law Journal. Wesson’s team is looking to clarify ،w to “embed these tools within the profession,” she says.
Google and Universal Music are working out a licensing deal that could set an example for ،w AI companies might determine what IP their ،ucts can be trained on. The goal of the current talks, according to the Financial Times, “is to develop a tool for fans to create these tracks le،imately, and pay the owners of the copyrights for it.”
Ethan Beberness is a Brooklyn-based writer covering legal tech, small law firms, and in-،use counsel for Above the Law. His coverage of legal happenings and the legal services industry has appeared in Law360, Bushwick Daily, and elsewhere.