Have you seen the newest commercial for LegalZoom in which lawyers say "I am definitely not a robot!"? This line is a reference to recent debates as to whether lawyers can (or will be) replaced by robots or computers in the future.
Interestingly, some lawyers have been replaced by computers already by a computer program that allows parties to resolve disputes without the need for lawyers, mediators or arbitrators. But I don't think we need to worry about all lawyers being replaced ....yet, at least.
In a recent episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, the hosts discuss issues related to artificial intelligence and lawyers, try to eparate myth from reality, and ponder whether AI can take over the work of lawyers. They discuss the definition of AI, robotics, Technology Assisted Review, driverless cars, document assembly software, LegalZoom and how lawyers are assisted or threatened by these technologies.
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