AI is ready to change the legal industry as we know it. Many companies and government entities around the world are looking for ways to use AI to make their work more efficient, and the legal world is no exception.
The future of law and legal AI is an exciting prospect. This has the potential to make the law more accessible, affordable and much more effective.
Emergence, and how AI can change the practice of law
Several law firms around the world are expressing their views on how AI can influence how law is being practiced. The Law Societies of England and Wales, for example, claim that AI is developing rapidly which will have a significant impact on the legal profession. What’s more, Stavanger Advocate in Norway – AdvocateFirma Tingman mentioned in one of their webinars that the legal field is not at risk of being replaced by AI anytime soon, but as technology improves it may begin to take on some repetitive tasks such as shifting. Through evidence.
Legal AI is not a new concept. But with the advancement of AI and machine learning, it is now possible for lawyers to automate a lot of time consuming tedious work.
Some of these tasks include:
- Legal research
- The discovery of the lawyer
- Review and analysis of legal documents
- Legal agreement review and analysis
The bad side of using AI for legal cases
There are many complications in using this technology in legal settings. One problem is that some people may falsely accuse people of committing a crime, something that may not be caught by AI. Another problem is that the AI cannot answer intercultural questions at the moment such as what is right and wrong to steal, as well as the extent of theft by country. One would imagine that stealing a Buddha statue would be a much bigger crime in India than in the UK, and the like. Yet another downside is that many workers in the legal profession may face unemployment.
Not to mention, AI is still not a substitute for human intelligence and legal professionals. It cannot provide the same level of perception and analysis as a human being. AI can still only be used to find patterns on large datasets, which is not enough to provide the evidence needed for a lawsuit.
After all, there are many possibilities for AI in law, but it is not a substitute for human rights. It will be a tool that will allow them to do things better and faster than before