We were an early adopter of, onboarding when it was still owned by Business Integrity. Partly as a result of that we have a competitive licensing agreement which allows us to use it globally (and directly with clients) with no restrictions or additional cost – a key advantage that is not available to our competitors.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been working on across the firm:
The best ideas always come from our people. As part of our strategy to encourage our people to familiarise themselves with the technology and test different uses of GenAI for themselves, we ran a global ideas campaign in the spring of 2023. The aim was to gather ideas from across the firm – across seniorities, roles and geographies - on how to apply this technology in their day to day. As always, there was no shortage of great ideas, and we’re now working our way through implementing those ideas, working with a range of technology partners to do that.
Linklaters has its own GenAI chatbot which enables everyone in the firm to explore how this technology works. Our chatbot has been built using Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI service which means that our prompts and responses are kept within a secure environment. The chatbot is evolving as we add new features and try out new use cases. To help people get the best from this technology we have been delivering training on prompt engineering across the firm.
Legal Knowledge Search
GenAI has the potential to revolutionise legal knowledge search capabilities as you can ask natural language questions about information held in knowledge repositories and document management systems. Rather than using complex search terms and filters, GenAI enables you to get an easy to digest, quick response based on a review of thousands of documents. To make the most of the incredible power of GenAI search, we are working with Google’s Cloud Vertex AI platform to improve the speed and accuracy of our search capabilities.
We have run a global pilot of CoCounsel by Casetext which uses GenAI to help lawyers with some typical tasks such as summarising documents, preparing witness statements, extracting contract data and completing legal research.
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As teachers are all too fond of telling us, you only get out what you put in. And it turns out they are right.
Join our 'Elevate your ChatGPT experience: master the art of “prompt engineering”' webinar on 7 September at 13:00 BST during which we will discuss the key to unlocking the true potential of Generative AI chatbots like ChatGPT, which lies in carefully crafting your initial query. In this engaging session, we will share practical tips that will transform generic outputs into bespoke, insightful responses, empowering you to harness the full capabilities of ChatGPT.
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In this webinar, our speakers will consider: to what extent should companies deploy generative AI within their business? How can technologies such as ChatGPT be used within a regulated business model or within existing corporate governance structures?
The regulation of AI has been hotly debated for some time but there have been relatively few examples of significant enforcement. This changed with the ban of ChatGPT in Italy. We consider if the GDPR is a fundamental barrier to the development of AI and whether the EU AI Act is a problem or the solution for future regulation.
Last year saw “generative” AI tools reach the mainstream. This includes chatbots like ChatGPT which can provide detailed and convincing responses across a broad range of knowledge domains. We suggest seven rules of the road you should apply before integrating ChatGPT into your business.