Brandon Rothey: An Enhancement, Not a Replacement: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Brandon B. Rothey

If not widespread, AI is already being applied in segments of the legal industry. Some uses are more obvious, such as in contract drafting or amplifying online searching that could one day make the physical law library obsolete.

Decades ago, the words “artificial intelligence,” or “AI,” had people conjuring images of HAL 9000’s evil red glow in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Today, people regularly interact with AI, even when they may not immediately consider it, in the form of friendly-sounding voice assistants Siri and Alexa, and AI algorithms and machine learning technologies have worked their way into fields that may not obviously seem like natural fits for the tools—this includes the law.


Please click here to read the full article by Brandon Rothey, which originally appeared in The Legal Intelligencer.


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