Yesterday, I attended the Harvard Law AI Summit organized by the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School. It was a fairly intimate, invitation-only gathering of roughly 65 people, held under the Chatham House Rule, meaning that participants were free to use the information we received, but we agreed not to disclose the identity or affiliation of the speakers or participants.
The idea, of course, is to allow participants to speak frankly about an issue that is undeniably challenging and complex — the rise of generative AI in legal. And speak frankly they did. Even though the themes generally tracked those I’ve already seen raised in other forums and articles, the insights that came out of the summit were enlightening and thought-provoking, especially given the bona fides of those who were there.
As I reflect on the conference this morning, I thought I’d share a couple takeaways floating through my head. These