What is AI and how can it translate into happier lawyers?

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According to the English Oxford Living Dictionary, AI can be defined as “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” AI has frequently been misunderstood and seen as a threat to human jobs because of this very definition. However, Advocat’s goal is not to eliminate jobs but to actually make attorneys’ lives better and allow them to spend less time on tedious tasks such as the back and forth of emailing questions to clients.

Adam Nguyen, a Harvard grad states, “As a group, lawyers tend to be miserable because a significant portion of our work is tedious and doesn’t require much analytical skills. Many of us hadn’t entered the profession expecting to spend much time on tasks like copying and pasting, document summarizing or assembling document binders” (ABA Journal). With a service such as Advocat, hours spent on tedious tasks can be shortened significantly, leading to increased focus on analytical and more satisfying tasks. This can make lawyers more productive and overall happier with their careers.

Source: ABA Journal