David Tollen is joining Parley Pro to host a free webinar, Our Future Jobs: AI and Other 21st Century Contracting Tools. Presented via Zoom on May 3rd at 10 AM PT. This session will explore the likely impact of new technologies, such as ChatGPT, on contract-drafters. We hope you will join us. (Contact ParleyPro for recording access).
And, it’s not too late to join our April/May Tech Contracts Master Class™ series – the last two live classes are May 9 & 16; recording access is still available (for a limited time) for the first two classes (April 18 & 25).
Our Future Jobs: AI and Other 21st Century Contracting Tools – event with Parley Pro
On May 3rd at 10 – 11 AM PT, tune in for this webinar (at no charge).
The seemingly sudden appearance of ChatGPT has rattled many contract-drafters. Indeed, it has rattled a lot of professionals who make their living by stringing together complete sentences.
This session will explore the likely impact of new technologies on contract-drafters, including both lawyers and contract managers. Those new technologies go beyond Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). They include:
• Narrower forms of AI, focused on contracts
• “Smart contracts”
• Simpler-seeming tools like video conferencing systems
• The contract-drafter’s #1 tech tool (still): redlining.
We’ll focus on tools for contract drafting and negotiating (not contract-lifecycle management tools or the broader world of procurement or sales). And yes, this includes some, still-vital, tools from before the 1st century.
Register for this conversation (at no charge) here.
Other Resources from Tech Contracts Academy
Tech Contracts Academy has many resources to offer. We have training you won’t find anywhere else, sample clauses and contracts, the 3rd edition of The Tech Contracts Handbook, and substantive blog posts from David Tollen.
Sample blog posts from David Tollen
- Why Not Use “License” Agreements for SaaS Deals? Many software-as-a-service contracts grant a “license” to the vendor’s software. This blog post explains why that’s a mistake.
- Insurance Companies Give Nuclear Indemnities; Tech Vendors Should Not “Vendor shall indemnify Customer against any third party claim arising out of or related to Vendor’s breach of this Agreement.” David explains why tech vendors should not grant this, which he calls a nuclear indemnity.
- How Long Should A Warranty Last? David offers thoughts on how long a warranty of function should last, a topic regularly debated in contract negotiations.
- More blog posts are available here at our website.
- For a deeper dive on the topics covered, consider checking out our Master Classes, webinars, and in-house training opportunities.
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Our presenter. David Tollen founded Tech Contracts Academy® LLC. An attorney, instructor at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and expert witness, he authored the American Bar Association’s perennial bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing; 3rd ed. 2021). It is available from Amazon here, and other retailers.
Tech Contracts Academy® is a professional training company, created to bring confidence and expertise to professionals responsible for technology contracts. It provides public and in-house training on drafting and negotiating IT agreements. Contact us here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about training for just your team.
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