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When looking at instituting artificial intelligence in the legal department, there’s one objection that’s perhaps more common than any other: “We don’t need that much complexity.” But there’s one issue with that, said Tariq Abdullah, senior director of legal operations at Walmart Inc.

“Every company’s a technology company, whether they realize it or not,” he explained. “And if you don’t realize it, that’s a problem.”

The entire economy, and furthermore the world, runs online and with technologies that seemed inconceivable 50 years ago. And every corporate legal department needs to be forward-looking to keep up with the change, which today means understanding AI and other automation technologies.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Zach has been with LTN since 2015. He can be reached at [email protected]

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