Artificial intelligence impacts legal profession

Larry W. Bridgesmith, J.D., is an adjunct professor of law and coordinator of the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt Law School.(Photo: Sheri O’Neal) Story Highlights The legal profession may be transformed by the capabilities of artificial intelligence. Lawyers are using AI to work through voluminous paperwork associated with legal actions. Improved efficiency and reliability could help those most in need of adequate legal representation. You’ve probably seen one of the many commercials featuring the IBM supercomputer Watson, which made waves a few years ago when it easily defeated two “Jeopardy!” champions. Watson even analyzes trends in music now, as seen in a recent advertising spot featuring Bob Dylan. Perhaps you read where a Google software program just beat a world master champion at Go, a game of intelligence,…


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