In what it says is a first for artificial intelligence contract-analysis platforms in the legal industry, Kira has developed a differential privacy algorithm that protects the confidentiality of text in model training data when a user shares a machine-learning model with other firms or organizations.

The differential privacy algorithm prevents an attacker from potentially being

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the launch of LawSites blog. My first post was on Nov. 19, 2002.

My initial focus was on tracking web sites of interest to legal professionals. Over time, I expanded to cover legal technology and legal media more broadly, and eventually to also include legal ethics and legal innovation.

Legal research company Casetext is further extending Compose, its first-of-its-kind automated brief-drafting product, to cover a new practice area, products liability involving pharmaceuticals and medical device.

Launched by Casetext last February, Compose helps automate the creation of the first draft of a litigation brief, significantly cutting the time the draft would normally take.

When

Onit, the Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for corporations and corporate legal departments, has acquired the New Zealand company McCarthyFinch, a provider of a suite of AI-driven contract management software designed to help automate contract reviews and approvals, and is unveiling two new AI products that incorporate the McCarthyFinch technology.

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