Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact and applications in the legal profession is examined in a new white paper, entitled Artificial Intelligence in Law The State of Play 2016, by Michael Mills, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Neota Logic, a provider of intelligent software.
In the paper, published by Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute, Mills analyzes AI — what the author calls a “big forest of academic and commercial work around ‘the science and engineering of making intelligent machines’” — and how AI is being implemented in legal areas such as ediscovery, legal research, compliance, contract analysis, case prediction and document automation.
Lawyers do not need robots or machine vision, but other branches of AI are indeed useful. Practical use of cognitive technologies in legal services is by no means new, nor did it begin when IBM’s general counsel predicted that Watson could pass the bar exam by 2016.
Artificial intelligence is hard at work in the law — for example, in legal research, ediscovery, compliance, contract analysis, case prediction and document automation — though often there is no “AI Inside” label on the box.
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