Future Lawyers: A Roadmap for Living & Working with Artificial Intelligence

19 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2020

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Mark Fenwick

Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law

Erik P. M. Vermeulen

Tilburg University - Department of Business Law; Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) - Legal Department; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law

Date Written: August 7, 2020

Abstract

Artificial intelligence is a “game-changing” technology. For sure, it is still in the early stages of its development and current expectations are often set too high. Singularity — the point where artificial super-intelligence surpasses human intelligence — is still “relatively” far away. Yet, AI is already changing many fields of life and this change is only set to continue. Everyone needs to understand artificial intelligence and integrate discussion about this cluster of technologies into their own particular area of expertise. But are we doing enough?

Indeed, we must study artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning technology, as well as their applications. And, the recommendation to study and understand AI is not only for technologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists. Everybody should engage with these developments. Though some have voiced concerns about artificial intelligence, there is little doubt that it is leading us to a very different future. Indeed, it is transforming what it means to be human. We should not continue to rely on old ideas, principles, concepts, or experiences. We must study the new world in order to remain relevant and to develop a better understanding of the digital reality that is emerging around us.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Analytics, Decentralization, Digital, Education, Emerging Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Governance, Innovation, Singularity, Society

JEL Classification: A20, I20, I21. I23, O30, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Fenwick, Mark and Vermeulen, Erik P.M., Future Lawyers: A Roadmap for Living & Working with Artificial Intelligence (August 7, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3668907 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3668907

Mark Fenwick

Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law ( email )

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Japan

Erik P.M. Vermeulen (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Department of Business Law ( email )

Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) - Legal Department ( email )

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Amsterdam
Netherlands

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

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Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( email )

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Belgium

Kyushu University - Graduate School of Law ( email )

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Fukuoka, 812-8581
Japan

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