What is the most important thing you do at your work?
We take data on a particular type of cases and then try to forecast what would happen in a new case for a client or customer.
What are the central concepts in your tech?
It works in the way that a human does today. Based on their experience in these prior matters, they're actually using their mind to process that. What we're doing is trying to formalize that in a statistical model. The basic idea is that there are patterns in data that we can surface using models and methods, rather than exclusively using a human or a professional.
Your other favourite examples, internationally and nationally?
Legal Zoom and Rocket Lawyer are two of the bigger companies in legal tech globally. They help you do some very simple processes, like file a trademark application, help navigate and getting a company incorporated.
What do you think are the relevant controversies?
I think one of the biggest challenges it's not how large or small Norway is, it's how common a language is. This language is not spoken in a lot of places and that’s challenging. That's a thing the government should try to subsidize, because a lot of technology isn't going to exist in this market unless somebody's going to bear that one-time cost of getting these natural language tool kits to work here.
If people are to remember only one thing from our conversation, what would you like it to be?
People have legal needs, and they need a more cost-effective way to solve their legal needs. Technology can help facilitate that in my view, but it's up to entrepreneurial lawyer types and technology types to bring it to life.