Luminance brings the power of AI to Microsoft Word with innovative synchronisation

18 June 2020 |

18 June 2020 - Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for lawyers, has become the first legal AI technology to bring the power of machine learning to Microsoft Word, with the release of its cutting-edge ‘Work-in-Word’ feature. Luminance will now synchronise with Word as it continues to revolutionise the process of document review for lawyers, allowing for quicker, easier and more thorough reviews.

“It is fantastic to see Luminance extend its cutting-edge AI platform even further” said Steve Cooke, Senior Partner of Slaughter and May. “By allowing lawyers to instantly edit and correct any discrepancies found by Luminance, this Work in Word tool will expedite the process of document review and risks will be minimised. I think this function will prove invaluable for legal teams in their everyday work.”

This latest feature extends Luminance’s award-winning AI to the process of document review and remediation, meaning lawyers no longer need to spend time manually translating edits to crucial information surfaced by Luminance into Word. Now, when lawyers come across elements within a document that need correcting, with one simple click they can access the document in Word from within the Luminance platform. Luminance’s understanding of the document, drawn from its machine learning, remains available to lawyers at all times via a Luminance Insights sidebar. This displays key analysis about the document, including document type, dates, parties and clauses. Lawyers can click on each datapoint to be taken to the exact place they are found within the document. The Insights sidebar also highlights the results of Luminance’s Automatic Document and Clause Compliance technology, which allows lawyers to instantly see how clauses and documents differ from the user’s chosen standard version. This ensures no risk or obligation is missed, and allows users to quickly and easily edit their document to comply with internal requirements. When changes are saved, a new version of the document is automatically created within Luminance, and the user can quickly move onto the next part of their review.

Luminance, which is used by more than 250 organisations in 50 countries, will roll out the new ‘Work-in-Word’ feature to all users of its Diligence platform. This transformative innovation is the culmination of research at Luminance’s R&D hub in Cambridge, and will enable lawyers - the vast majority of whom need to edit documents in Word several times a day – to undertake a more seamless, rapid review.

“Luminance’s new Work-in-Word functionality will be a gamechanger for our 250 customers,” said Jason Brennan, Luminance’s acting CEO. “Understanding how our clients work is a core part of Luminance’s success and we are constantly looking for ways to enhance the platform. This latest update will ensure that lawyers are never taken out of the context of their review or the documents they are working on, in turn accelerating the review process even further.”

Launched in 2016, Luminance’s revolutionary machine learning platform is used in over 250 law firms and organisations in 50 countries, including all of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms and one fifth of the ‘Global Top 100’ law firms. Last year, the company was named a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum.