As one of the original forms of legal technology, along with legal research tools, e-discovery has been a mainstay of the legal profession for decades. Arguably more than anyone else, e-discovery professionals have had to not only adapt to new technologies, but master them, in order to successfully deal with new data types and the evolving challenges they present for e-discovery.

It should come as no surprise, then, that generative AI is poised to have a massive impact on e-discovery, both in terms of the types of data that will need to be reviewed and the e-discovery tools themselves. From deepfakes to privilege logs to the very rules and protocols governing e-discovery, the e-discovery industry expects some big changes in the coming year.