The Future is Now – AI and Analytics are Here to Stay

September 16, 2019



In the début episode, co-hosts Bill Mariano and Rob Hellewell introduce themselves and the premise of Law & Candor – a podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution.

To kick things off, Bill and Rob introduce the first segment of the podcast - SIGHTINGS OF RADICAL BRILLIANCE - which, as the name implies, is the part of the show where they discuss the latest news of noteworthy innovation and acts of sheer genius. In this episode, they dive into a recent story around Elon Musk’s brain-to-computer interface and what this means for the legal space.

In the next segment - the guest speaker segment - our co-hosts are joined by Karl Sobylak, Senior Product Manager at Lighthouse, to uncover the answers the following questions around AI and analytics:

  • Why do data science and analytics seem to be making great progress in so many industries aside from the law?
  • How will AI and analytics be incorporated in the day to day life of a lawyer?
  • What about the fear that AI and analytics will replace lawyers, is this true?
  • What about the potential for AI and machine learning to be more limited in the law than they are for other industries, is that true?
  • What’s the hardest part about applying data science to the law and how would this work for a corporate legal department?

In conclusion, our speakers share three top takeaways and preview the next episode.

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Karl Sobylak

Karl is responsible for the innovation, development, and deployment of cutting-edge big data analytic based products that create better and more optimized legal outcomes for our clients, including the reduction of cost and risk. After graduating from SUNY Albany with a B.S. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in 2003, Karl joined a start-up eDiscovery services company where he learned everything he could about the world of legal including operations, development, services, and strategy. With more than 16 years of expertise in the legal industry, creating data-centric solutions, and applying risk mitigation tactics, Karl possesses a strong background that has allowed him to help reduce legal costs, improve precision and recall rates, and gain favorable legal results.

Law and Candor

The podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution. Co-hosts Bill Mariano and Paige Hunt explore the impacts and possibilities that new technology, including AI, is creating for eDiscovery, modern data, compliance, privacy, and information governance.