The rise of the robot lawyer: Some assembly required


Very interesting article about the development of artificial intelligence in the legal field and what that means for human lawyers - as ever, the exciting and new technological advances should be embraced as a way to help make our service more efficient and precise. However, a 'take-over' by robot lawyers seems a long way off at present given the difficulties in recreating the thought-processes and semantics of humans

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We must move beyond the combative idea that we are trying to create a robot lawyer to replace lawyers. The future of law requires us to reflect on how we might embody the concept of a robot lawyer ourselves, using technology symbiotically to both complement our human skills and compensate for our human shortcomings.