Tech billionaire Mike Lynch: ‘You’re seeing the beginning of a new age’

Mike Lynch. Ben Gurr – WPA Pool/ Getty Images Mike Lynch is making a bet on robot lawyers. This Wednesday, the tech billionaire investor announced an investment in Luminance, a newly launched startup that uses artificial technology to read contracts in order help law firms with the arduous process of due diligence for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It’s not a “sexy” piece of technology, Lynch argues — but one that has huge implications for the way we live our lives, and is indicative of a quiet revolution in artificial intelligence. “It’s like seeing a steam engine for the first time. What this is is probably an example of what’s going to be changing a lot of things. If you can get machine technology to be reading contracts, it’s going to…


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