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EDRM Trusted Partner, iCONECT, Goes for ayfie Gold

[Editor’s Note: EDRM is proud to celebrate our Trusted Partner, iCONECT, as they take control of the code base and patents for ayfie’s AI/analytics.]

iCONECT and ayfie

A proven combination which combines AI with a top tier eDiscovery workflow

SAN FRANCISCO/OSLO – October 7, 2021 — iCONECT Worldwide Inc., a privately-held leader in legal technology and eDiscovery, today announced that effective immediately, they have reached an agreement with Ayfie Group AS of Oslo, Norway to acquire a ‘gold copy’ of the highly regarded Ayfie Inspector artificial intelligence code base including all subcomponents and patent licenses in perpetuity for an undisclosed sum.

Direct access to the source code enhances our ability to create innovative synergies which include artificial intelligence assisting companies to incorprate AI as a standard component of their eDiscovery workflow.

Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT

Ayfie Inspector technology uses artificial intelligence and complex algorithms to identify entities and patterns in documents and data in a way well beyond the standard regex typically found in the eDiscovery industry and document management space. The algorithms build those patterns against unstructured and structured data and then use artificial intelligence to identify and group conceptually similar content, create email conversation threads and extract people, places, things, and personally identifiable information (PII). The iCONECT platform integrates the technology into any eDiscovery workflow including analysis, review, governance, breach, DSAR and GDPR.

“Direct access to the source code enhances our ability to create innovative synergies which include artificial intelligence assisting companies to incorporate AI as a standard component of their eDiscovery workflow.” states Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT. “At iCONECT we are always focused on looking over the horizon and this transaction is definitely a game-changer for the industry.”

“As a publicly traded entity on the Euronext Growth Oslo, <AYFIE (NOK)> this divestiture of the Inspector business stream allows us to focus business technology resources on our Locator platform, specifically opportunities in the European market,” says Lasse Ruud, CMO/ IRO of Ayfie Group AS. “iCONECT is the perfect company to take the Inspector platform for the next level and we look forward to seeing where it goes from here.”

Since the Ayfie Inspector code is already embedded within the iCONECT v10 product, unlike other AI acquisitions in the eDiscovery marketplace, there will be no delay in releasing this integration to market. 

About Ayfie – (ayfie.com) offers search and text analytics solutions that bring structure to unstructured data. Its products combine artificial intelligence with deep expertise in linguistics, computational linguistics and computer science to extract meaning from text. Professionals across all industries use Ayfie’s powerful text analytics engine to efficiently detect personally identifiable information, reveal critical insights, conduct smart searches and power security practice workflows. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices in the UK and Sweden.  

About iCONECT –  (iCONECT.com) has been selected for use in some of the world’s largest high-profile projects such as the ENRON investigation, BP-Oilspill, NASA-Columbia Return to Flight, FDIC-900+ Banking Investigations and most recently the creation of a public access archive for the 30,000 JFK document and audio files released by the CIA. iCONECT was recently named the ‘Most Recommended Legal Technology Solution 2021’ by Business Fame magazine.

Press Contact:
iCONECT – Dani Vallis – 1-855-915-8888×401 – dvallis@iconect.com
Ayfie Group AS – Lasse Ruud– +47 930 90 008 – lasse.ruud@ayfie.com

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Mary Mack

Mary Mack is the CEO and Chief Legal Technologist for EDRM. Mary is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West Treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel and the co-author of A Process of Illumination: the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery. She a member of the Illinois Bar and holds the CISSP among her certifications.


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