Legal technology expert Greg Wildisen looks at AI’s impact on the legal sector
The recent media frenzy about artificial intelligence (AI) has been unavoidable. This vision has perhaps come a step closer with the arrival of IBM Watsoni and Richard Susskind’s latest book, The Future of the Professionsii, which predicts an internet society with greater virtual interaction with professional services such as doctors, teachers, accountants, architects and lawyers.
In reality, is AI many years away from making any real impact in the legal sector? And should law firms see this technical advancement as an opportunity or threat?
Broadly speaking, AI is the theory and development of computer systems which will perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. This is often now referred to as cognitive computingiii. Much of the BBC and Channel 4 AI series has revolved around this type of robotics, an exciting field, but not relevant to law.
Read the full article in Legal Week HERE