AI and The Law
What is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence is the machine-led intelligence that empowers computers to carry out tasks much faster than humans. It deals with the branch of computer science that has significantly made it easier for pivotal tasks to be done in an eye's blink.
Artificial Intelligence and Law:
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics in technology right now. The recent upsurge of artificial intelligence has seen a massive influx in research and development into various fields, including law. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term that most people have heard. An AI system is composed of several components, from a control unit that receives and processes data, to a processing component that makes decisions based on the data received.
The concept of a human-like AI is still in its early days, but the technology behind it is rapidly advancing. In the near future, AI could change the way we work and live forever. In this article, we'll discuss some of the ways Artificial Intelligence could impact the law based on the recent trends of the association of AI and law. This article will provide a high-level overview of artificial intelligence and its relationship to law, aiming to be nuanced but also understandable to those without technical backgrounds.
AI is a major driver behind the future of law. It brings about the possible obsolescence of lawyers and judges. AI is a growing trend in the legal field. It is being used to drive intelligent legal decisions. On one end, it is being used to help end users understand legal documents and help navigate the legal system.
On the other end, AI programs are being used to represent human rights, secure fair trials and secure the lives of people who are at risk due to their ethnic background, gender identity, or disability. The law can be quite inaccessible for individuals living in the remotest corners of the world- where they hardly have means to seek justice. Here, AI comes into play providing these individuals access to the online system where their legal queries can be raised, addressed, and redressed.
Legal systems in the world, most particularly the Indian legal system, are dynamic and ever-changing. This means that every day, newer issues having importance in the eyes of law and justice system are dealt with. As most of us associated with the legal field must already be aware of the term Judicial Precedent which refers to a decided judgement cited as an authority to decide on future legal issues of the same background, AI has made it possible for legal practitioners to quickly get-a-hold of these precedents at instant click of the mouse, thanks to AI supported search engines.
Due-Diligence which is another tiring and extensive process that has also been eased, thanks to the coming of AI run search engines. An AI-assisted platform can help them speed up and save time in this process. The impact of Artificial Intelligence in law firms for the due diligence process will be massive as it will help them verify facts and present figures and resolutions from previous cases. The process of due diligence is usually tedious for humans and AI will also help improve the accuracy of the process, thanks to its robotic nature.
Is AI to replace lawyers?
The answer to this question is a simple No. This is because AI is still in its infantry stage when it comes to the Indian legal system. Sure-enough it has simplified a variety of tasks within the legal industry but to replace lawyers with artificial intelligence would be a stretch. There are still aspects of the legal industry where humans flourish. Artificial Intelligence can never be a substitute for human wisdom. It can merely serve as a platform that enables the application of the wisdom.