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About ILTA Technolo solutions for law organizations and legal departments gets more complex every day. Connecting with your peers to exchange ideas with those who have "been there done that" has never been more valuable. For over three decades, the International Legal Technolo Association (ILTA) has led the way in sharing knowledge and experience for those faced with challenges in their organizations and legal departments. ILTA members include organizations of all sizes and all areas of practice, all sharing a common need to have access to the latest information about products and support services that impact the legal profession. Learn more at iltanet.org. Statement of Purpose ILTA provides the premier environment for peer connections, education and collective intelligence to leverage the strategic advantages of technolo in the legal profession. Disclaimer This report is designed for use as a general guide and is not intended to serve as a recommendation or to replace the advice of experienced professionals. If expert assistance is desired, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Neither ILTA nor any author or contributor shall have liability for any person's reliance on the content of or any errors or omissions in this publication. Copyright Notice Copyright © ILTA 2019. All rights reserved. No part of this report may be reproduced in any manner or medium whatsoever without the prior written permission of ILTA. To request permission for use, contact publications@ iltanet.org. Published by ILTA c/o Editor, 159 N. Sangamon Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60607. Introduction The ILTA Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Survey took a very preliminary look at the "AI/ML" landscape in the legal industry through the eyes of ILTA members, business partners and others in the legal ecosystem. The important question for all is, "What business problems can Legal AI-powered software solve?" The biggest risk for a legal organization in adopting Legal AI-powered software today is to focus on the advertised features and benefits – the Hype - without understanding how it will impact day-to-day operations or how it can be leveraged for the practice of law. There are insights in the survey results that will help legal organizations work through what's the right time to engage - where and how soon should they enter the fray. The survey results raise many more questions, to be addressed in the next iteration of the survey, in 2020. Survey Mission Statement Almost a third of responses in ILTA's 2018 Technolo Survey cited "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning" as a technolo or trend they believe will create significant change or be a major factor in the legal technolo profession. 100% of the largest firms (over 700 attorneys) indicated they are pursuing AI/ML projects, and more than a third said they had "one or more AI/ML tools in production." There is growing recognition that these tools/ disciplines will play a significant part in legal strate across the industry. The ILTA Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Survey will take a deep dive into the "AI/ML" landscape in the legal industry, providing insights into the business problems being solved by these tools, the ways the tools are being used, how they are being deployed and trained, and just how widely they are being adopted by the legal profession. About the Survey TJ Johnson Strate Director Olenick ILTA members see AI-powered software as creating fundamental change in the legal industry, recognizing the limits and challenges with implementing AI tools successfully.

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