Steve Lohr at the NY Times writes that AI is coming to the legal profession but that it will be awhile before robots replace all lawyers.  His article begins as follows:

Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim.

But recent research and even the people working on the software meant to automate legal work say the adoption of A.I. in law firms will be a slow, task-by-task process. In other words, like it or not, a robot is not about to replace your lawyer. At least, not anytime soon.

“There is this popular view that if you can automate one piece of the work, the rest of the job is toast,” said Frank Levy, a labor economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “That’s just not true, or only rarely the case.”

See full article at: A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet. – The New York Times

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.