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AI for Legal Professionals (II): Tools for Lawyers

Discover programming with Python, and the AI tools that lawyers, legal educators, and regulators can use to deliver services.

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Explore artificial intelligence, programming, and machine learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transforming the way our world works – and their influence is increasingly being felt in the legal profession.

On this introductory course, you’ll explore common supervised and unsupervised machine learning problems, including classification, regression, clustering, and ranking.

You’ll learn about the tools used by programmers to create code and collaborate, as well as receive training in the key programming language Python, and the basic artificial intelligence and machine learning tools available, such as Scikit-learn and Google’s TensorFlow.

This course follows on from AI for Legal Professionals (I): Law and Policy.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Legal Analytics
  • Data mining in law
  • Natural language processing and machine learning techniques in law
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Training data for legal domain and government
  • Blockchain and Law
  • Legal Design and legal Forensics

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate the various views concerning the rationale for and objectives of artificial intelligence with a view to guide further learning
  • Compare the basic forms of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Apply sound research methods to analyze various artificial intelligence problems
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of tools used in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data sciences.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in legal and policy issues regarding the development and application of artificial intelligence.

Who will you learn with?

Mark Shope is an Assistant Professor of Law at the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Who developed the course?

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) was originally founded in Shanghai in 1896 and was re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958.

Learning on FutureLearn

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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