Ian Mulgrew: Siri for lawyers? Artificial Intelligence on cusp of changing the legal profession

Those promoting the role of Artificial Intelligence, as it applies to the legal profession, insist it is more about augmenting rather than replacing human qualities of expertise, creativity and interpersonal skills. Mark van Manen / PNG filesShare Adjust Comment Print I, Robot — You, client! may not be science fiction for much longer. On both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere, British authors Richard and Daniel Susskind and others predict Artificial Intelligence is on the cusp of changing the legal profession more than any other technology. Let’s hope so. We’ve already seen the transformation triggered by word-processing, the Internet and e-mail, but the high hourly rates of legal professionals and the exorbitant expense of court time demand more reform. The B.C. government has been an early adopter of software solutions and the province already…


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