Axiom, an alternative provider of legal services to large corporations, has seen steady growth since its launch 17 years ago, to where it now has 1,500 lawyers serving half the Fortune 100. Known for innovation in its delivery model, it describes itself as a provider of “tech-enabled” legal services.

Now, Axiom is bringing artificial intelligence into the mix. This week, it announced the launch of AxiomAI, a program through which Axiom will leverage AI to improve the efficiency and quality of its contract work. As part of the launch, it is deploying Kira Systems’ machine-learning contract analysis technology into its M&A diligence and integration offering. The launch also encompasses a broader program of ongoing research and testing of AI to determine how else it can effectively be applied to the delivery of legal services.

On Friday, I spoke with Paul Carr, the senior executive overseeing Axiom’s AI efforts, about the launch of AxiomAI and the company’s plans for incorporating AI into its mix of services and technology.

I report on our conversation for my column this week at Above the Law: Legal Services Innovator Axiom Unveils its First AI Offering.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.