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Robots replacing lawyers a ‘near certainty’

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NZ Lawyer | 22 Feb 2016, 11:58 a.m. Agree 0
Will the rise of AI cause any real changes to the legal profession? According to one New Zealand professor, the answer is a resounding yes.
  • Cheryl Simes | 22 Feb 2016, 12:23 p.m. Agree 0
    No reason why the legal advice should be free - it can and should be paid for, just as legal advice from a lawyer is paid for. Unless there is a specific pro-bono service. (And don't let anyone tell you that a machine isn't allowed to provide legal services for gain or reward. Read the LCA properly. It is.)
  • Alan Clark | 22 Feb 2016, 12:46 p.m. Agree 0
    And we all trust computers don't we? We just love talking to them when we call large companies.
  • Cheryl Simes | 22 Feb 2016, 12:50 p.m. Agree 0
    We follow their GPS directions. (Some drivers even switch off their brains completely...) And at least you can (presumably) track back and identify where the flaw in the reasoning came from, if it's a computer? Unlike a human lawyer?
  • John Burn | 22 Feb 2016, 02:38 p.m. Agree 0
    Artificial intelligence can perform scheduled actions but is totally beyond value judgments or subtle reasoning which will always make up most of legal practice. I am amazed that AI enthusiasts still talk of such an impossible future, with computers giving advice.
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