Richard Kemp originally wrote this white paper on artificial intelligence for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law.
In research consultancy Gartner’s ‘Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2007’ survey, Gartner Vice-President and Fellow David Cearley said:
“over the next 10 years, virtually every app, application and service will incorporate some level of AI. This will form a long-term trend that will continually evolve and expand the application of AI and machine learning for apps and services.”
AI therefore looks set to become a big part of in-house legal workloads. To combat the inevitable FUD factor, a good way of getting to grips with it and making AI more accessible is to remember that ‘it’s only AI until you know what it does, then it’s just software’. This note aims to continue the demystification process.