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Robots are coming for the lawyers – great for anyone in need of cheap legal assistance

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By Elizabeth C Tippett and Charlotte Alexander

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the donotpay robot has been already here for quite some time and apparently it has turned up to be quite useful, so it should not be so surprising that using much more elaborate technology can greatly simplify (and hopefully make cheaper) legal work.

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Lawyers, then accountants.. Ironically, it is the the occupations that need significant interaction in the physical world that are the hardest to automate, like truck drivers, delivery.

Ones that use logic tree processing are going to be done algorithmically.

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Oh no, shoulda gone to trade school and learned a trade!

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Many human lawyers are crafty and evasive, knowing too well what and where the loopholes of legal system are.

Perhaps, a robotic lawyer could be more honest while following the 'rules' dutifully..

Hope so..

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Great now we can not only get a human lawyer but also a robot one to go:

Hum hah, hum hah, maybe yes, but maybe no, muzukashii, etc...

These are the types of "advice" I got on immigration issues, trying to enforce child support, even trying to find out if it was possible to open a small Caffe in my store.

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Since the majority of politicians have either a law or accounting background, maybe we should look at Ai for the legislature assemblies. Crowdfund the essential services and do away with taxes :)

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Legal work such as described in this article will be outsourced to other countries on a larger scale before AI replaces the human element.

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Lawyers, then accountants.. Ironically, it is the the occupations that need significant interaction in the physical world that are the hardest to automate, like truck drivers, delivery.

Given how far self-drive technology has come, I think drivers are going to be high on the at-risk list.

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Legal work such as described in this article will be outsourced to other countries on a larger scale before AI replaces the human element.

Not necessarily. The AI technology is advancing rapidly.

Even if you outsource some of the heavy lifting of legal work, you can't outsource responsibility and client confidentiality will mean that you can't share it with other companies.

You can set up an offshore service centre, and many large firms do this already to bring down the cost of delivering client projects.

But good luck in finding a cheap offshore location to analyse Japanese case law.

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I think there is going to be a lot of ""innovations"" that are soon going to be perceived to be a threat not only to lawyers, those in finance, operations etc etc maybe even CEO software in the future, may not only be those lower on the salaries that will soon be begging for receiving a ""basic living wage!"" from the govt....

Its looking more & more like the future is going to SUCK for a hell of a lot of people!!!

Would hate to be a 20yr old right now looking at whats ahead.....

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