Watson, The NY Times Doomsday Article and the Legal Profession


Listen to Karl Schieneman, Director of Analytics and Review with JurInnov talk with Charles Cohen, co-chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s E-Discovery group based in New York City and Marc Fulkert an associate at Jones Day who also focuses his practice on electronic discovery. Together, we talk about the string of technology-driven press about Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence computer system,¬†and the front page NY Times article¬†that predicted the demise of armies of expensive lawyers at the hands of cheaper software in electronic discovery. These two lawyers are not afraid and, in fact, are very bullish about the future. Hear their take on the direction technology is taking lawyers even if the proposed technology works as advertised. This is an interesting and spirited show.

Recorded 04/01/2011