Robots moving into law
ROBOTS are set to steal lawyers’ jobs.
Experts predict artificial intelligence breakthroughs mean machines will soon sift through legal paperwork and other complex documents at ultra high speed.
Prof Guy Michaels, from the London School of Economics, said robots will mainly take on low-skilled jobs.
Workers such as drivers, butchers and welders will face the axe first, he said.
But he added that in some legal work “artificial intelligence is much better, like running quickly through 300,000 pages of documents identifying paragraphs potentially relevant in legal terms”.
Prof Michaels was part of a team who discovered robots have already boosted productivity by 15% in some areas while reducing prices for consumers.
However, he said robots struggle to mimic work which involves human interaction.
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