Lawyer 2.0: The impact of artificial intelligence

26 October 2015 Could advances in artificial intelligence mean the end of lawyers? Unlikely, but business professionals looking at entering the legal industry need to be aware of the implications this technology brings… Artificial intelligence is far from the sci-fi fantasy portrayed in films such as Ex Machina and 2001: A Space Odyssey. But it is a powerful tool that is becoming increasingly pervasive in business and our personal lives. The legal industry is taking notice. Machine learning, a branch of AI where computers ‘learn’ without being explicitly programmed, is spurring development. Natural language recognition will take it even further. Should lawyers be worried? AI won’t take clients out for lunch, or stand up in court to argue an emotionally charged case. It can help law firms, however, in processing…


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