Noah Waisberg, CEO and co-founder of Kira Systems, spoke on "Hot, or Not-Watson and Beyond" panel at the CodeX FutureLaw Conference held by the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. Joined by Khalid Al-Kofahi, Vice President of Research and Development at Thomson Reuters, Andrew Arruda, CEO and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence, Charles Horowitz, Chief Technologist, Center for Judicial Informatics, Science and Technology, Himabindu Lakkaraju, Ph.D student in Computer Science, Stanford University, and Daniel Martin Katz, Associate Professor of Law at IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law, who moderated the panel discussion, the panel unpackaged the hype surrounding artificial intelligence and discussed AI's true applications and future in the legal industry.
Noah's portion of the talk focused on the importance of tailoring artificial intelligence to solve a specific problem, rather than throwing machine learning at any problem. Not all types of machine learning is suitable for a specific problem, and thus it is important to first explore what the problem that you are trying to solve is before deciding to apply machine learning to it.
He also stressed the importance of having the right people guiding the tools since the system learns from people. They may not necessarily be people with legal technology or artificial intelligence background, but can be those that have embraced the idea of working together with a machine.
You can watch the full panel below.