The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Empowering the Data-Driven Lawyer

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While covering the rapid rise in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) during the past few years, I have had the privilege of monitoring its implementation in numerous sectors. As part of my current series of interviews with the RELX Group, I have been able to see the use of analytics from Artificial Intelligence in the legal industry.

The legal sector has a lot of data to work with which makes it ideal for the implementation of AI and ML. To understand how these technologies are being deployed in the legal sector, I interviewed Jeff Reihl, CTO at LexisNexis. LexisNexis is one of the world’s leading providers of business, legal, and regulatory information. With offices in more than 40 countries, LexisNexis serves customers in 150 countries and is part of the RELX Group.

The Data Behind LexisNexis

According to Jeff, it is the data that they use that sets LexisNexis apart as one of the most authoritative data sources in the world. He started the interview by highlighting the scale and scope at which LexisNexis operates. As early as 1989, LexisNexis had reached the hallmark of 1 million users. By 1998, the number of users had risen to 50 million. …

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