If there is one category of legal technology products where it is difficult to separate the hype from the reality, it is artificial intelligence. Seemingly every new product to come on the market claims to use AI in some way, shape or form.

Given that, the new Legal AI Efficacy Report, being announced tomorrow at ILTACON, should be a welcome resource for many law firms and legal departments. The report promises to be an independent analysis evaluating the efficacy of 50 AI-powered products across eight product categories.

The report will be published by the Blickstein Group, a legal consulting and publishing firm, and written by the firm’s principal, Brad Blickstein, together with Erin Harrison, former editor-in-chief of Legaltech News and InsideCounsel. Lawyer and legal technologist Dera Nevin is the report’s senior advisory editor.

Although the report will not be available until Sept. 23, the Blickstein Group is announcing is availability today and will begin selling it at a 20% discounted pre-order price. The report will be sold as an annual subscription with quarterly updates.

The report will be independent, the publisher says, with vendors unable to pay to be included or to influence the analysis. Its analysis of each product will be based on multiple factors, including the vendor’s own responses to questionnaires, a vendor briefing with the publisher, interviews with independently identified users, and review by the report’s advisory board, which is composed of senior-level law firm, law department and legal technology experts.

Each review will address the problem the tool solves, how the tool solves the problem, customer profile, how AI fits in, user feedback, pricing, product roadmap and analysis of issues such as ease of use, speed, implementation/training, language support and accuracy.

The cost of an annual subscriptions is $4,995 (or $3,996 with the ILTACON discount). For more information or to purchase the report, visit www.legalaireport.com.