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Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:22

Artificial intelligence, contributions to the legal field

Some novelties in the relationship between artificial intelligence and the legal world, suggest that smart devices will allow the user to know the possibility of having recourse to a specific topic.

Experts in artificial intelligence from different law firms agree that, in order to remain active in the market, they must adapt their structure. What amounts to being mentally open and technologically prepared to move forward with AI.


It is expected a greater expansion in the field of machine learning, with applications that will cross all industries and services. The path is aimed at devices that can analyze previously loaded data, make comparisons and predict the best actions.

The most advanced companies in artificial intelligence are already working on:

  • Solutions in the network that supplant the absence of trained human resources in artificial intelligence.
  • New devices that identify the context of the user and provide the data for a quick and effective decision.
  • Applications associated with facial language, emotions and established preferences.
  • Recognition of the voice, image and vocalization of the same concept.

But the most innovative in terms of artificial intelligence will be given in the debate on the ethical aspect, its business and government regulation, and the involvement in social responsibility.


On the one hand, gaps in legislation are detected on the way in which artificial intelligence is applied. The manipulation of the data that is entered into the system for further analysis can lead to several risks of all kinds.

In this way, the classifications that are supposed to be objective are based on information selected by a person. This includes beliefs and interests, that is, intentionality.

On the other hand, in the proper action of lawyers, artificial intelligence:

  • Helps to avoid frauds with the use of systems that recognize image and voice.
  • It offers a range of more accurate solutions for similar cases in current legislation.
  • Predict probabilities of success of the chosen strategy according to the courts that judge.
  • The time required to search for information is considerably reduced. They quickly analyze different databases and present the results. This allows the professional to gain time in action plans.
  • Presents indicators of different types, compares them and allows more effective decisions to be made. The lawyer will have access to more information about previous cases, statistics, judges, etc.
  • Access to scanned documents. At any time and place, the professional can return to the sources.
  • Increase in available time for complex cases. With this predictive system, repetitive services can be performed by the machine. For example, clauses that are repeated in contracts or templates.
  • Improvements in rates for customers. The time allocated by each lawyer to the case is less; only the one you need to generate the plan according to the data obtained. The rest can use it in new clients or in other types of actions.

A fear that has always accompanied technological development, is the replacement of the workforce by machines. In the legal world there is also this fear.

The machines can replace the lawyers who simply do paperwork. But not the analytic, the negotiator, the one who seeks success.

Artificial intelligence is a new tool in the legal system, and professionals must prepare for its use. Continuous training and analysis of data in less time is the ideal combination.

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