March 01, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and the Law from a Research Perspective

By L. Karl Branting

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in awareness by the public and the legal community of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) and other computational techniques in the legal system and in legal practice. For example, several articles in the Fall 2017 issue of The SciTech Lawyer expressed fears that the rise of AI threatens to reduce legal jobs and to substitute unaccountable and opaque algorithmic processes for human judgment and due process.

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