There’s been no shortage of news in the legal world surrounding artificial intelligence and what it means for lawyers and the legal landscape. While some lawyers reject the concept, others have embraced it and reported positive experiences. The main risk for lawyers, though, is that there are serious concerns about whether open-source AI is a reliable tool.

Existing Uses of AI in the Practice of Law

The use of AI in the legal context is not entirely new. For example, AI tools are widely used in law firms for document review and legal research. A document review platform may incorporate AI to engage in predictive coding of documents or to make recommendations about which documents need to be logged on a privilege log.