Generative AI may have stolen the spotlight in 2023, but that doesn’t mean all other technological innovations pressed pause. Things like the metaverse and Web3 are still waiting in the wings for their moment to shine, while cryptocurrency continued to grab headlines—albeit not always for good reasons. Meanwhile, it was also a banner year for efforts to employ technology to improve access to justice, though there’s still a lot of progress to be made in this area. For some, generative AI holds the greatest potential we’ve seen yet to start to close the justice gap.
The following is a collection of quotes from experts in the legal industry on the biggest milestones for impacting new(er) technologies, innovating for good and the best of the rest in 2023.