Artificial Intelligence and law

Predicting the future isn’t magic, it’s artificial intelligence.

–Dave Waters

Introduction:

The emergence of a technology-driven economy and globalization has brought with it a slew of benefits and drawbacks, with the entire world becoming increasingly connected. Among all of these global advances, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is likely the one that has gotten the most attention. AI is a type of machine intelligence that lets computers to perform tasks considerably more quickly than humans. It is about an area of computer technology that has made it far easier to complete critical jobs in the blink of an eye. Although the concept of a human-like AI is still in its infancy, the technology that underpins it is quickly progressing. AI has the potential to forever revolutionize the way we work and live in the near future. Based on recent trends in the association of AI and law, this article will cover some of the ways Artificial Intelligence could affect the law.

Artificial Intelligence and law:

The future of law is heavily influenced by AI. It raises the likelihood of lawyers and judges becoming archaic. In the legal profession, AI is becoming increasingly popular. It is being used to make more informed legal judgements. On the one hand, it is employed to assist end users in comprehending legal texts and navigating the legal system. On the other hand, AI systems are being used to secure human rights, ensure fair trials, and protect the lives of those who are at risk because of their ethnicity, gender identity, or disability. Individuals living in the most distant corners of the sphere may find the law to be unreachable, especially if they lack the financial resources to seek justice. Here, AI is used to provide these persons with access to an online system where their legal questions can be presented, addressed, and resolved.

An artificially intelligent research platform can complete research in seconds, and whether a law firm has 500 lawyers or a single practicing lawyer, artificial intelligence can balance the costs of legal research while upholding a steady level of quality. It can equip lawyers with innovative and extremely efficient tools to help them become better at advising clients or litigating.

The world’s legal systems, including the Indian legal system, are dynamic and ever-changing. This means that newer topics of importance to the legal and justice systems are dealt with on a daily basis. Because most of us in the legal field are already familiar with the term Judicial Precedent, which refers to a decided judgement that can be used to decide on future legal issues of the same nature, AI has enabled legal practitioners to quickly obtain these precedents with a single click of the mouse, thanks to AI-assisted search engines.

Will AI replace lawyers?

This is a common concern among many people, yet it is unfounded to this day. Even while AI software can analyze laws and provide evidence-based conclusions, the applicability of such analysis and research, as well as the interpretation and implementation of laws, must be handled by a lawyer. The AI can aid in providing materials, references and even provide the likelihood of judgements basis the data stored. However, a human brain and ability are required for the ultimate execution and strategy for a specific scenario. As a result, while AI software will assist in the primary task, the ultimate and final decision-making will be dependent on the skills and abilities of the lawyers. Needless to say, the judiciary’s obligation will be significantly increased when giving orders.

Conclusion:

It can be concluded that AI in the field of law has numerous advantages: it aids legal professionals in quick research; it can assist judges in decision-making processes with its predictive technology; it is useful for law firms for due diligence work, data collection, and other tasks, all of which make their work more efficient. Despite its many advantages, AI will never be able to take the place of lawyers. Although AI can help them in some areas of employment, it lacks strategic thinking and is not as creative as humans. Emotional intelligence and empathy, as well as the ability to improvise in front of a judge, are lacking in robots. Incorporating AI into the legal industry has a number of issues, including the fact that it is still subject to a variety of threats, necessitating the development of a complete legal framework to regulate AI and prevent it from exploiting its clients’ data. We will only be able to reap the full benefits of AI once we have a legal framework controlling AI’s conduct in order to avoid the risks connected with it.

References:

  1. Sanjana Shikhar, Role of artificial intelligence in law, Blog iPleaders, https://blog.ipleaders.in/role-of-artificial-intelligence-in-law/#:~:text=LEGAL%20MECHANISM%3A%20Lawyers%20can%20obtain,scale%20in%20the%20near%20future.
  2. Gauri Govilkar, India: Artificial Intelligence – A Game Changer In The Legal Profession, Mondaq, https://www.mondaq.com/india/new-technology/1077030/artificial-intelligence–a-game-changer-in-the-legal-profession
  3. Mirza Aslam Beg, Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Indian Legal System, Legal Service India, https://www.legalserviceindia.com/legal/article-631-impact-of-artificial-intelligence-on-indian-legal-system.html

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