The exclusive agreement, which is part of Baker McKenzie's Reinvent innovation initiative, guarantees that the law firm will be the only one with access to SparkBeyond's technology.
FREMONT, CA: Baker McKenzie, a global law firm, is continuing its investment in introducing advanced machine learning to the legal field, fuelled by SparkBeyond. Following Baker McKenzie's promising pilot of SparkBeyond's transformational technology, the Firm is now building a dedicated team to combine legal domain knowledge, analytics, data science, and machine learning.
The pilot surpassed all of its main success metrics, illustrating the potential for this collaboration to address many of the issues that have so far prevented the true transformation of legal services and the legal sector through machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as in social impact initiatives, which are central to Baker McKenzie's mission.
Under the direction of Research and Development Partner Ben Allgrove, the team will work with SparkBeyond on a number of projects. The exclusive agreement, which is part of Baker McKenzie's Reinvent innovation initiative, guarantees that the law firm will be the only one with access to SparkBeyond's technology.
"Five years ago our industry was flooded with hype about AI disruption," stated Ben Allgrove, Research and Development Partner at Baker McKenzie. "Our oft stated view at the time was that this disruption would not happen overnight, but that it was coming. We have spent the last five years preparing for the technology to mature. We have laid the infrastructure foundations, such as our enterprise data architecture, and we have built our innovation muscle and partner and client buy-in through a market leading design thinking and engagement programme. It is exciting to find a partner like SparkBeyond, because we can now confidently take the next step in embedding machine learning in our business to create new value for our clients."