Archive for August, 2016

What is Going on with the Legal Profession?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 04:13

The other day I was asked to write a paragraph about the future of the legal profession and here’s what I wrote: The legal profession of the 21st century has been described as having encountered its own Cambrian explosion. Rather than extinction the legal profession is facing rapid change as the result of increasing use […]






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Professions and Technology: History and Transformation

Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 08:30

I gave a presentation at a roundtable organised by the Royal Society on professions and machine learning recently. This is the text: Professions and Technology: History and Transformation One way of characterising professions is as vehicles that convey expertise to consumers who are unable to generate that expertise themselves. To this basic formulation we add […]






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