Luminance’s Language Model Informed by Over 100 Million Documents

17 February 2022 |

17 February 22 | Luminance, the world’s most advanced AI for document review and legal process automation, today announced that its AI has now been exposed to more than 100 million documents in over 80 different languages.

AI-generated language models are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to understand the written word. Establishing an understanding of a diverse range of parameters is of critical importance when building language models, since the scale and variation of datasets that the technology is exposed to will ultimately define the quality of output. Indeed, building neural networks at scale requires vast data flows: Luminance has now seen and analysed over 100 million documents across hugely diverse fields of law, from Non-Disclosure Agreements and property leases, to emails and WhatsApp messages. This makes Luminance the most advanced language model accessible to lawyers today.

Luminance's AI technology is also learning from the interactions between humans and the documents, further refining its understanding of the nuances and areas of interest to lawyers. By learning from every NDA or supplier agreement negotiated within Luminance, every obscurely worded clause that causes an M&A transaction to fall apart, and every piece of data that is culled during eDiscovery, lawyers can be confident that no potential risks, anomalies or contentious issues are missed when drafting and reviewing documents either pre- or post-execution.

Launched into the market in 2016, Luminance now has more than 400 customers in 60 countries worldwide. This includes a quarter of the world’s largest law firms such as White & Case, Slaughter and May and Holland & Knight, all of the ‘Big Four’ consultancy firms and multinational organisations including Tesco and Ferrero. The technology is used to augment the spectrum of legal matters, from automatically taking a first pass review of any incoming contract to conducting regulatory compliance reviews and AI-powered ECA. Last year, Luminance became the first use of AI at London’s top criminal court, the Old Bailey, when it was used by a defence team to analyse thousands of pages of evidence ahead of a high-profile murder trial.

Eleanor Weaver, CEO of Luminance, said: “This is a milestone in Luminance’s growth. Now that our AI has been exposed to more than 100 million documents, the machine learning that powers all three of our core products is more advanced than ever before. With language models such as GPT-3 reaching record levels of nuance and complexity, the possibilities that Artificial General Intelligence can have on creating new ways of working is starting to become a reality. With exposure and learning gained from such a rich and large body of documents, Luminance is offering lawyers a sophisticated, custom language model for legal processes.”

Founded by world-leading mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Luminance has been named a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum, a ‘Future Fifty’ company by Tech Nation and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation.


About Luminance

Luminance is the world’s most advanced AI technology for the legal processing of contracts and documents. Founded by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Luminance’s AI reads and forms a conceptual understanding of documents in any language. Luminance uses this understanding to augment the spectrum of legal matters, from AI-powered contract drafting, negotiation and review to investigations and eDiscovery. Luminance is used by over 400 customers in 60 countries, including all of the Big Four consultancy firms, a quarter of the world’s largest law firms and multinational organisations.