This is What the Dean of Harvard Law School Thinks About AI

Will technology eventually put lawyers out of work? The debate is growing in the legal profession as many have sounded off on how technology-assisted review (TAR) and artificial intelligence may continue to commoditize the law practice and eat into humans’ work. The dean of Harvard Law School weighed in on the topic at a law conference last week at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan, landing squarely on the side of the argument that the problem is over-hyped. Martha Minow said that human lawyers will always play a role in the legal process, but needed to figure out how to complement evolving technological tools. Pointing to companies like eBay that have settled millions of disputes without human involvement, Minow said that she has “great hope” that with AI and machine learning, “we may well…


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