Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek were recently featured in “Running With the Experts: Takeaways From the 2017 Futures Conference” by Joan Feldman with Attorney at Work.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek: Run to Get Onboard
We were most struck by how many people were both excited about the future of AI and afraid of it. There were those who sided with the AI enthusiasm of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, and those who shared the dark fears of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking — and a large crossover between the two groups.
In terms of a takeaway tip, we believe that lawyers who wish to survive the transformation in law practice need to have some understanding of AI, how it is now being used in law firms, and how it will be used in the not-too-distant future. This was really a breakout year for AI in law practice — what we once dreamed of is becoming a reality. As the train has now inexorably left the station, lawyers need to run to get aboard — or at least to get educated about artificial intelligence quickly, so they are ready to board the next train!