Regardless of the industry, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning continue to become more sophisticated. There is no ignoring their profound impact on virtually every industry in the world. This interesting information came to us from Above the Law in their article, “Embracing AI And Machine Learning To Survive And Thrive In The World Of Law.”

The legal profession is no exception, and the pandemic highlighted these opportunities. Lawyers who fail to embrace these technologies may soon find themselves at a disadvantage.

Machine learning and AI are allowing many legal professionals to perform lengthy repetitive tasks more accurately and efficiently, including document review, legal research, e-discovery and litigation preparation. However, there remains a steep learning curve in the legal profession, which has been historically resistant to adapt to new processes, so it’s important to focus on the value these tools bring by way of reducing time and resources.

For instance, machine learning was initially used primarily for billing and invoicing, however legal professionals are now able to leverage machine learning to analyze large amounts of court data to indicate next steps. This has resulted in reducing the time to process large backlogs of cases.

Melody K. Smith

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