Talk, Fun, and Occasionally Some Useful Information About AI and the Law

TAR Talk is a 20 minute (or so) podcast coming live from our virtual front porch, where Tom,  John and Dr. J. (sometimes with guests) yak about issues relating to the use of AI (often machine learning) in the legal world. 

We began by talking about an AI-enhanced process in electronic discovery many call Technology Assisted Review (that’s what the TAR part means). Over the years, we have broadened our focus to gabbing about how artificial intelligence is changing the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. And, if pushed, we will talk about any other legal technology topic that comes to mind. 

During these podcasts, Tom,  John and Dr. J  (joined by Mary Mack our fearless leader at EDRM) will share  knowledge, talk to  guests, discuss current research and practices and try to hit at least one issue of importance to legal professionals in each session. They will also offer bad analogies, make even worse jokes and generally make fun of themselves and their guests. The only thing they won’t do (if you are lucky) is offer advice on how to fix your car–but we loved the name.

Don't Miss Our Latest Episode

Episode 17: Do Portable Models Make TAR Better?

A number of TAR vendors are offering what they call “portable models” for different types of cases. The claim is that the models are already trained on your topics and therefore can find relevant documents with minimal training. Do these work? At what cost or security risk? Join us as we talk about Tom and Dr. J’s  latest research on the strengths and weaknesses of these portable brains. 

Download a copy of Dr. J’s and Tom’s paper entitled: “On the Effectiveness of Portable Models versus Human Expertise under Continuous Active Learning.” 

And don’t forget to tune into the program here

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Tom Gricks

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