Lawyers confront artificial intelligence at Vanderbilt event

Richard Susskind spoke at a Vanderbilt Law School conference about the impact of technology on the legal profession.(Photo: Submitted) You don’t have to look far to see how technology has changed the way people live their lives. Many patients check in with WebMD before going to their doctor’s office. TurboTax has replaced accountants in some households. A new app even offers repentant churchgoers with a smartphone alternative to the confessional, complete with a drop-down menu of potential sins that need to be forgiven. And that, Richard Susskind said, is just the beginning. During a talk Thursday at Vanderbilt Law School, Susskind pushed a roomful of lawyers and law students to consider the various ways advanced computing could change their profession in coming years. “We are where we are, and that’s…


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