This legal job will be taken over by machines, says expert

Australian technology entrepreneur Anthony Goldbloom has some bad news for some lawyers: machines will be replacing you in your job. The silver lining is, even if the legal profession as well as others will see a radical shift because of artificial intelligence, there’s space for machines and lawyers to co-exist. In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, Goldbloom said that writing and reviewing “boiler plate” legal contracts is vulnerable to automation. “Given the right data, machines are going to outperform humans at tasks like this,” said Goldbloom. Nonetheless, he did note that tax accountants and lawyers will still have a place in a future workforce that has AI workers as an integral part. These professionals will still be needed to complete complex tax structuring, take into account a company’s circumstances and interpret legislation, he…


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