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Things You Should Know About Artificial Intelligence As A Lawyer


The Data

AI needs data to perform, so its efficiency and effectiveness are just as good as the accuracy of data that fuels it, this is why you can’t solely decide to do artificial intelligence. First, you have to identify the problem you’re trying to solve, after which you can take a look at the data to see if it is accurate or needs some update. 


It Can Help Run Your Business

Artificial intelligence is most helpful in the business aspect of a legal firm. Like any other industry, legal firms have the same type of business functions such as marketing, pricing, billing and more. Most of these involve data and numbers like expenses, margins, etc. So most of these processes can be managed and analyzed with the help of Artificial Intelligence technologies. 


 Not A Single Technology

If you are looking for the next best thing in Artificial Intelligence, you might not get it. It is not just a singular thing, and there is no ultimate Al app for the legal community. However, there are AI apps in many areas of the industry, and each of them makes use of different AI-related technology.


It Is Important For All Industries, Not Just Technology Companies.

It is common that technology companies use the AI more than other industries, but the thing is, it is relevant for every company and they should start using it. They have to understand how AI impacts their business, clients, and employees.


It’s Just Software 

While Artificial Intelligence always feels like a technology from the space, it is fundamentally an advanced computer software. It is just software that makes use of complicated algorithms to compute calculations. It is one of the tools legal practitioners have at their disposal to help work more effective and efficient.  


It’s Not Here To Replace Humans But To Assist

Lawyers are not going to be replaced by robots. Though Artificial Intelligence solutions can make predictions and take in data, the projections can have varying degrees of certainty. And the result may be based on inaccurate data, so this is where human lawyers come in. Human lawyers can evaluate data and draw upon experience irrespective of the data and create their prediction, answers, and advice. 


Adopting It Means Embracing Change

You must be ready for changes if you plan to implement Artificial Intelligence solution into your legal firm. Your workflows and processes will have to change if you’re to integrate AI into your business, and you will likely have to work with a whole new team. Whether they are outside consultants or part of the firm, you will have to collaborate with process engineers, data analysts, and others AI related specialists.





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Revised: June 21, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
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