The Limits of Law and AI
32 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2021
Date Written: March 16, 2021
For thirty years, scholars in the field of law and artificial intelligence (AI) have explored the extent to which tasks performed by lawyers and judges can be assisted by computers. This article describes the medium-term outlook for AI technologies and explains the obstacles to making legal work computable. I argue that while AI-based software is likely to improve legal research and support human decisionmaking, it is unlikely to replace traditional legal work or otherwise transform the practice of law.
Keywords: AI,artificial intelligence,AI and law,legal profession
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