AI Session Poll Results

AI Session Poll Results at the UF-Law Conference: eDiscovery Trends

Our final poll results from the 10th annual UF Law eDiscovery Conference! These are AI session poll results at this year’s conference!

As discussed in the first post, the conference had huge attendance and several of the terrific educational sessions conducted polls. So, I have been covering poll results over the next couple of weeks, thanks to Maribel Rivera who provided me the raw anonymized results from all the polls. So, here are the AI session poll results from two sessions at the conference!

The first session was the terrific first day keynote: Technological Progress: The Threat of Deep Fakes in Litigation, presented by Jerry Bui, Managing Director of FTI Consulting, which had one poll question that had 949 responses. Here are the results of that poll question:


What type of synthetic media (digital forgeries) will you most likely need to authenticate in the next 6 months?

AI Session Poll Results

SMS/Text message screenshot was the top vote getter with 38 percent of respondents selecting that one (this case is a great example of that). The next highest choice was “Unsure” with 34 percent (of which I’m unsure what that means). “ChatGPT plagiarized material” was next at 14 percent, followed by “Video clip for splicing and/or alteration” at 10 percent and “Audio clip for splicing and/or alteration” at a meager 4 percent. I’m surprised the last two were so law, especially after Jerry’s illustration of deepfakes.

The other session was the last session of the conference Artificial Intelligence in E-Discovery: The Ethical Challenges are Real and Now!, where the panelists were Aron Ahmadia, Senior Director, Applied Science, Relativity; Ian Campbell, President & CEO, iCONECT; Dr. Irina Matveeva, Chief of Data Science and AI, Reveal; William Hamilton, Senior Legal Skills Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law This session had four polls, three of which are covered here (not reporting on the question as to whether Boys II Men is a boy band, sorry Ian!):

Which is the most difficult AI ethical e-discovery issue for you?

AI Session Poll Results

You can tell this is an eDiscovery-oriented crowd, as the top choice with 42 percent of 675 respondents was “Assuring the validity of the production”. Next was “Avoiding the disclosure of confidential information”, which may had 34 percent, followed by “Explaining the ‘black box’” with 14 percent and “Assuring fairness in the process” with 10 percent. It would be interesting to see that question repeated in subsequent years to see if the percentages change dramatically.

ChatGPT is:

A whopping 70 percent of 646 respondents selected the technical answer of “A natural evolution of LLMs, attention/transformer networks & reinforcement learning w/human feedback techniques” (whew!). 13 percent said ChatGPT is “Coming after my job!”, with 10 percent saying it’s “Absolute magic to me” and 7 percent saying it’s “A waste of time”. Looks like 17 percent of respondents need to learn more about ChatGPT and 13 percent need to evolve their skill set – or pray a lot!

We deal with ethical technology concerns at my workplace by:

This question may have been the most enlightening of all. More than half (56 percent) of 605 respondents said they do so “Ad hoc, we individually identify concerns and raise them with appropriate leaders”, with another 25 percent saying “We have some lightweight structures in place for identifying and managing risk”. Only 14 percent said “We have formal AI risk management processes such as a Model Risk Office”, showing there’s a lot of work to be done. 5 percent said their approach is “Ignoring them (shh)”. I always appreciate honesty! 😉

Coverage of the AI session poll results is my last post on this year’s poll results! It’s been interesting and educational! Here are the other five posts with results for you to check out:

BTW, what better reason to start getting people ready for next year’s conference? The dates for it are in the graphic at the top of the post!

So, what do you think? Do any of these poll results surprise you? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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