The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Field: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

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The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Vol: 11, Issue: 1, Page: 27-52

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Becerra, Sergio David
artificial intelligence; autonomy; legal profession; technology; practice of law; predictive coding; predictive analytics
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The twenty-first century has brought significant technological advancement that permeates all aspects of our lives. The legal field, though slow in the adaption of this technology, is beginning to pick up the pace. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is used now to perform legal work once completed solely by legal practitioners. This Comment outlines what AI is and reviews the current use of AI in the legal field. It also identifies AI products and developments that are in place. Finally, it argues that lawyers will always be needed in the practice of law, despite the continued growth of AI.