"What's Artificial About Intelligence? The Ethical and Practical Considerations When Lawyers Use AI Technology" published in Bloomberg BNA

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April 13, 2018

The legal profession is constantly changing, often prompted by new technology. Analytical tools that rely on artificial intelligence-powered software can assist lawyers in a wide range of document-intensive tasks that are critical to negotiating a transaction, conducting an internal investigation, or determining the evidence relevant to the prosecution or defense of a claim. Lawyers are reluctant to integrate AI analytical tools into legal practice, concerned that tools that rely on AI will lead to “artificial” and unreliable results, or may improperly replace a lawyer's professional judgment for computer-manipulated results.

In this article published in Bloomberg BNA's Digital Discovery & e-Evidence Report, RK&O partner James Q. Walker reviews AI tools that can assist lawyers in many areas of practice, the legal industry's vetting of TAR, the ethics of using AI software and how to asses when AI tools should be used in legal practice.

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