Regulators could dampen effect of AI on law, says professor

21 September 2015 at 09:01 BST Artificial intelligence use in the law will be significantly shaped by whether regulators allow currently complex cases to become easier for programs to handle, according to Frank Pasquale of Maryland University. Professor Pasquale attempts to cast doubt on the view that AI will transform the market for legal services Law professor Pasquale believes that current discussions are in danger of simplifying the situation too much. He said: ‘I really think it’s important for people to be more honest about how open the world is.’ Simple cases He gives the example of individuals being allowed in some US courts to give up their rights to participate in a class action by a simple agreement. Professor Pasquale says that a robot could handle ‘nearly all cases’…


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