FTI Consulting is producing a webinar on 25 May in conjunction with The Lawyer on the changes we can expect from the use of predictive coding in litigation, investigations and related areas of compliance, and the resolution (and avoidance) of disputes.
Jon Fowler is Senior Director at FTI Consulting with responsibility for discovery technology including predictive coding. He has written an article called How predictive coding is changing the legal landscape which emphasises the need for lawyers to understand how to apply this technology and how to decide which type of case will benefit from its use.
One of the arguments run by those opposed to predictive coding is based on the assumption that humans will always be more accurate than a computer in decision-making. That has always seemed wrong-headed to me, partly because of the inevitable inconsistency over time and between reviewers, and partly because it gives no credit for the time-saving, and therefore the cost saving, which results from using an algorithm to make the initial calls as to relevance. Continue reading