There is this popular view that if you can automate one piece of the work, the rest of the job is toast
said Frank Levy, a labor economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
That’s just not true, or only rarely the case.
An artificial intelligence technique called natural language processing has proved useful in scanning and predicting what documents will be relevant to a case, for example. Yet other lawyers’ tasks, like advising clients, writing legal briefs, negotiating and appearing in court, seem beyond the reach of computerization, for a while.
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