“Will a robot replace me?” a worried-looking lawyer asked me not long ago. I was pleased to tell them that the risk of the robot lawyer apocalypse is greatly exaggerated. But the fear is real. According to a new survey by LAWCLERK, although 58 percent agree that technology like artificial intelligence (AI) will never replace the role of a lawyer, another 25 percent believe it’s only a matter of time before this happens and that AI will be the biggest trend in legal in 2019.
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