The advancement of artificial intelligence is constantly impacting the jobs of Americans. The cause of this is usually because it is cheaper in the long run, more efficient and one robot or computer can do more than one human can. Now artificial intelligence is taking steps further into the legal system and the work force involved. In the past they have been used to help organize and identify legal documents. But now with artificial intelligence getting smarter and smarter it is making its way into all aspects of work. The advancement of this intelligence is also allowing data analytics to grow and that will now have a major impact as well once incorporated in the work place.
This advancement has allowed companies like IBM to introduce robots who can answer legal questions and give analytic answers and other companies, like Premonition and Lex Machina who have used data analytics to create artificial intelligence capable of predicting the outcome of a court case before it’s even fought in the court room. The technology doesn’t end there. Companies have also developed artificial intelligence that can replace lawyers instead of aiding them. Chatbot lawyers are on the rise and they are just getting started. A chatbot called DoNotPay, developed by a British teenager, has helped to fight parking and traffic tickets in major cities like Seattle, London and New York. This type of intelligence is a plus because it saves people the trouble of representing themselves and losing while trying to fight parking tickets and it also isn’t limited to just one country. This type of artificial intelligence is good for smaller level legal activities that do not demand much time, research and educational background like parking tickets. These type of chatbots are beneficial in fighting more court cases and giving quick and affordable access to those who are at disadvantage which can help represent the underrepresented in the future.
Overall I think that artificial intelligence and the legal system can have an exciting relationship, but it should be regulated, due to the importance of the legal system. Being able to predict the outcomes of court cases opens up a new betting pool which the article begins to hint at. If betting makes its way into the legal system, it can change the fairness and treatment of those involved which is why regulations are needed. I personally feel that if artificial intelligence wants to make an impact in the legal system, the focus should be on developing software that can find loopholes using historical data and ways to organize data to help lawyers and law firms. Being able to find loopholes will help lawyers in the court room and the organization of data will allow for cases to be fought in a timelier manner. A big reason artificial intelligence won’t make it into the court room is because human to human connection is vital in swaying the jury. Artificial intelligence isn’t smart enough to connect with humans on an emotional connection yet.