Extract from Sarena Regazzoni’s article “What Should Be on Your AI Wishlist for eDiscovery: Insights from Dave Ruel, VP of Product at Hanzo”
In the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), it’s crucial for enterprises to adopt technologies that integrate seamlessly into mission-critical workflows. Understanding the practicalities of this integration, especially in the legal domain, is key. To delve deeper into this topic, I had the opportunity to speak with Dave Ruel, VP of Product at Hanzo. Dave brings a wealth of experience and offers valuable insights for legal teams aiming to harness the power of AI in their processes.
Simplicity in AI: The Core Principle
Dave emphasized simplicity as a fundamental criterion. “AI should be user-friendly and intuitive. Legal professionals shouldn’t require extensive training to leverage AI tools. The technology needs to be straightforward, providing immediate value with minimal initial effort,” Dave explains. Hanzo’s approach exemplifies this principle. Users start by adding job matter descriptions based on legal complaints, requests for production, or internal investigation language into their Spotlight AI automated query system. Spotlight AI leverages Large Language Models (LLMs) to assess data relevancy, significantly streamlining the traditional review process. Best of all, the user has complete control over the process with the ability to judge the quality of the system and the additional ability to override or augment decision-making based on human, real-world knowledge and workflow.