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Law and technology haven’t historically had a synergistic relationship. That all changed in 2016, the year the term “artificial intelligence” blew up in connection with the legal scene, finding its way into technologies as diverse as those for document review or legal research. And given the practical nature of this application of AI—which in law is pretty much machine learning to automate certain parts of the workflow—law as a whole is softening its stance on using the technology.

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