Are algorithms better lawyers than humans?

For the first time AI has proven more accurate than humans in assessing legal contracts. The next generation of lawyers will be relying on robots to do the tedious tasks.

Artificial Intelligence is tipped to disrupt virtually all industries and law is no exception. The world of paralegals involves sifting through masses of documents and contracts.

As a predictive technology, AI has been trained to analyse the same documents, highlighting where the potential risks may lie. Research now indicates that AI may now be better placed to review and approve everyday contracts.

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Video script: Harish Suthi