Slaughter and May becomes latest magic circle firm to embrace artificial intelligence

New robot-style tech is designed to “think like a lawyer”Uber-traditional magic circle outfit Slaughter and May has become the latest firm to put pen to paper on a deal that will see it use artificial intelligence (AI). The system (or cool robot as Legal Cheek likes to think of it) is called Luminance, and has been created by a team of lawyers and mathematicians. Thanks to financial backing from Invoke Capital — a technology investment fund — and research and development courtesy of the University of Cambridge, Luminance will, according to its creators, “transform the legal due diligence process.” Luminance, which appears to be some sort of super legal mind, will be able to read (and understand) hundreds of pages of complex legal documentation every minute. According to Luminance’s CEO,…


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