Until now, it was mainly the jobs of low-skilled workers who were automated.
Today, however, highly-skilled workers also see their jobs disappear through automation.
The company LawGeeks uses machine learning, text analysis and natural language to understand and assess legal documents via a cloud-based platform.
Recently they did a controlled test, their AI against 20 experienced lawyers.
The test consisted of assessing legal documents and in this case it concerned the review of 5 NDAs or "Non Disclosure Agreement", which is used daily by many companies.
Although the most accurate lawyer scored as well as the AI, namely 94%.
The average score for the 20 lawyers was 85% and the lowest 67%.
The average time for the 5 files to review was 92 minutes,
the fastest did it in 51 minutes, the slowest in 156 minutes.
The AI did all 5 files in 26 seconds.
It is clear that accuracy and speed is something in which the AI already surpasses us.
You can find more information on the website and download the complete study.
Lee& Ally is another solution for legal problems,
a chatbot that is ready for you 24/7 and answers all your legal questions in understandable language.
The bot is still in beta and you can test the first month for free and then for 35 € a month.
For the professional version it is 99 € a month.
Here, "machine learning" is also used and L & A thus becomes more efficient over time solving legal problems and in dealing with it's users.
If the AI can not answer you , a "real" lawyer jumps in to assist you.
There may be more platforms in the future that will provide similar services.
What will the role of a lawyer be in 10 years?
How will this new technology influence a sector that is rather conservative and slowly evolving?
You can read the dutch version here