Working Group 1 Virtual Town Hall: Generative AI and eDiscovery: What May the Future (or Present) Hold?

Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Online (Zoom)

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST

Technologies and processes that may expedite – and perhaps enhance – search and retrieval are critical underpinnings of our modern discovery processes. Full-text indexing, Boolean searching, analytics, and technology-assisted review (TAR), for example, have all had significant impact on how we process, review, and produce information in legal proceedings and investigations. Considering the recent and increasing embrace of generative artificial intelligence, especially in the legal world, at this town hall, Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference will bring together professionals from varied perspectives to discuss the impact of generative AI on eDiscovery, including:

  • An overview of generative AI and how it differs from other AI and machine learning tools used in eDiscovery. 
  • Is this Discovery 3.0? A discussion of the potential uses of generative AI with eDiscovery, including as part of document review.
  • Thoughts on acceptance and use of generative AI by clients, courts, and practitioners.
  • Pitfalls and obstacles – what did we learn from our experience with TAR?
  • Sedona’s efforts relating to AI, including the WG1 brainstorming group and upcoming conferences.
  • Ethics and risk considerations around the use of generative AI.

The Town Hall will begin with an overview discussion among our dialogue leaders. The audience will then have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm in smaller breakout sessions. The dialogue among membership will serve to inspire and inform the newly formed WG1 brainstorming group on AI in eDiscovery and ways in which WG1 might move the law forward on this important topic.

 

Participation is free to all current Working Group Series members, but advance registration is required. Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation and instructions two days before the event.

Dialogue Leaders

Girard Sharp LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Paul Weiss

New York, NY, USA

Proskauer Rose LLP

New York, NY, USA

Redgrave Strategic Data Solutions, LLC

Delhi, NY, USA

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

San Antonio, TX, USA

CBRE

Somerset, VA, USA

Redgrave LLP

Chicago, IL, USA