Regulation could dampen effect of AI on law, says paper

A new paper in the UCLA Law Review Discourse attempts to cast doubt on predictions that AI will transform the market for legal services, arguing that the level of regulation will play an equal role in shaping its future. The paper also notes that law makers and policy makers should be aware of the consequences that automation and regulation have on individuals’ rights Frank Pasquale, law professor at the University of Maryland, co-authored “Four Futures of Legal Automation” with Glyn Cashwell, a computer programmer who is also studying law.  The paper argues that it is inadequate to focus only on technological advances in artificial intelligence, as the level of regulation of legal services is equally important. Possible outcomes The authors used level of regulation and susceptibility to automation of any…


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