It sounds like Lex Machina discovered a great opportunity: Information that used to be largely monopolized by a group of gatekeepers and using computing technology to process and evaluate that information in a way that’s more advanced than what people could have done by themselves. Profile: Supercharging Patent Lawyers With AI
Is the current year a good year for technology or a not-so-good year? Frankly, I have no idea, because we only seem to know these things in retrospect. When some of us older engineers get together, we often reminisce about having enjoyed the “golden years.” But we didn’t know at the time how good we had it.
Time and again, Hollywood has met technological change with suspicion and attempted to suppress it. Yet in virtually all cases, once entertainment companies adapted to new technologies, the advances ended up expanding the markets for movies and television programs rather than destroying them.
As We May Type – on the evolution of authoring tools.