Extract from Jon Lavinder’s article “The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Legal Services”
The legal industry first commercially applied machine learning with the emergence of technology enabled legal services. A 2012 opinion issued by Judge Andrew Peck in the matter of DaSilva Moore v. Publicis Groupe et. al. was the first to endorse the use of computer-assistance in the analysis of electronically stored information (ESI) in support of e-discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Since then, various state, federal, and high courts have validated the appropriateness of machine learning and AI in response to document requests and predictive coding.