To Unlock AI’s Power, Think Predictive to Generative

With innumerable use cases and benefits proclaimed by everyday users and technology evangelists alike, generative AI continues to bask in the spotlight. To amplify its positive efficiency impacts, it's important to have a solid foundation of predictive AI. Through the power of linguistics and large language models, predictive AI augments indispensable data classification—like privilege and PII—and positions you to more effectively use gen AI’s ability to summarize and reason. The trick is knowing how and when to use them.

For a clear view of the relationship between these branches of AI and how to leverage it for your eDiscovery needs, Law & Candor welcomes Karl Sobylak, Director of Product Management, AI, and Lon Troyer, Vice President of Review and Advanced Analytics. They not only untangle the benefits of predictive and generative AI from the jargon, but also provide the best use cases for each they’ve encountered in their work and from what’s cutting edge in the market.

This episode's sighting of radical brilliance: 2024 State of AI in eDiscovery Report.

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Lon Troyer

Dr. Lon Troyer is Vice President of Review and Advanced Analytics at Lighthouse, overseeing the application of analytics, search, and information retrieval expertise to implement solutions to clients’ litigation and regulatory compliance challenges. His teams specialize in leveraging artificial intelligence and search technologies as well as extensive investigative experience to scope, design, and implement innovative solutions for clients throughout the data lifecycle.

Drawing on his diverse background in technology-assisted review, linguistic modeling, advanced information retrieval strategies, and project management, Lon leads the team that provides Lighthouse’s full suite of review solutions.

During his career, Lon has worked domestically and internationally on dozens of high stakes matters in a wide variety of industries, including antitrust, class action, IP, product liability, and other types of litigation, as well as internal and government investigations.

Prior to joining Lighthouse, Lon was the Executive Managing Director and Head of Professional Services at H5, taught constitutional law in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, and gained practical experience in corporate law at Sidley Austin. Lon earned his undergraduate degree at Williams College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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.