Artificial intelligence (AI) has already revolutionized several industries, including many that were once considered fundamentally “human”—such as the legal sector. However, despite AI technology’s incredible potential to help legal professionals streamline their operations and provide better client service, some are abusing the technology’s exciting capabilities for personal gain. As such, lawyers must understand these cyber threats to responsibly and safely integrate artificial intelligence into their operations.

There has been much discussion surrounding the data security risks of artificial intelligence technology. For one, the use of AI has direct data security implications regarding how these platforms collect, use, and store user information, yet some wrongdoers have even found dangerous use cases for artificial intelligence that create new cyber threats on a level that many may be unprepared to counteract.