Use of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Technologies
A critical reflection
Keywords:Legal technologies, law, artificial intelligence, machine learning, lawtech
The use of artificial intelligence in the legal sector flourished in recent years. This development is often met with excitement and unease. In this critical reflection, we analyse how artificial intelligence functions in modern legal technologies, and what its future implications are for the legal sector and critical legal thinking. We firstly discuss how machine learning and ‘Narrow AI’ are pertinent in this discussion, and how misleading the ‘hype’ on robot lawyers is. We then show how legal technologies are currently utilized, and the potential ways to map the modern legal technology landscape. Finally, we examine the potential effects of AI and legal technologies on legal decision-making, as complex algorithms open up the potential to disarrange or obscure critical analysis.
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