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Looking upwards: how to implement AI in your firm

Greg Wildisen examines how AI will impact law firms and where it can be applied now

26 February 2016

Tech-savvy lawyers are critical to law firms' survival - yet persuading lawyers to adopt new technologies seems to be the biggest challenge, according to a poll carried out by Managing Partner earlier this year.1

Billions of dollars are being invested in AI across the globe. These investments demand returns and will be instrumental in driving change. Some AI is being directed to solve utopian challenges - curing cancer, for example; others are here, ready and able to be used today, to immediately impact businesses, including legal services. The legal profession has long considered itself immune to technological change, however, AI is challenging that misconception at a pace most lawyers cannot even imagine, let alone take advantage of. That begs the question, is what you do on a daily basis really immune to the force of change? Or will you take the opportunity to be part of the inevitable new normal?

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