AI Poised to Make Big Inroads In Law

By on July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

In a world that’s increasingly characterized by automation, the legal industry is trying to figure out what it looks like to automate without sacrificing “the quality and attention to detail that’s required in sensitive legal matters,” writes Anna Johansson, in betaNews. She quotes other writers who have opined on AI and the law, including Mark Cohen, in Forbes, who says, “AI’s impact on the corporate end of the legal market is in its incipient stage, but its impact on efficiency, risk mitigation, and dramatically shortening the time and reducing the cost of human review is significant.” There is plenty of resistance from attorneys who think AI will render lawyers useless, but the real purpose, says Johansson, is to make things easier on everyone involved, so costs go down, clients get more attention and attorneys enjoy more efficiency.
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One Comment

  1. Lee Cumbie

    July 21, 2017 at 7:52 am

    It is amazing how often history, so often dismissed as boring and useless, comes back to bite us in the ass.
    In business, faster-better-cheaper is unattainable without a paradigm change. Each time one occurs, the highly skilled get dumped, semi-skilled take over, and only the customers make out like bandits.
    Add in the reality that rules are never perfect, that individual cases sometimes turn on highly specific, sometimes singular facts, and wise attorneys should be fighting the integration of automation and AI tooth and nail.
    But, alas, attorneys are decidedly smart but not often wise about business.

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