Robots could replace lawyers, researcher says

Massey University academic David Brougham said that many high skilled jobs consist of a number of repetitive actions that can be codified and done by a robot.But whopping 87% of respondents to a survey gauging the extent to which employees are impacted by technology said that smart technology, artificial intelligence, robots or algorithms could not take their job.“Despite experts like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking warning about mass unemployment in the future, it seems very few New Zealanders are making any plans to change out of jobs that might disappear over the next five to ten years,” Brougham told the NZ Law Society.He said report writing software already on the market is almost flawless and that its important that people are aware of the impact technology is having in their…


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