Artificial Intelligence vs Human Intelligence in the Legal Sector

by WardBlawg on February 6, 2021

ai-artificial-intelligence-legal-sectorArtificial intelligence has influenced nearly every area of our world, whether or not you realise it. For example, if you want to get answers to a customer service question and you check out a live chat or chatbot function on a company’s website, before you speak to someone, you may be interacting with artificial intelligence.

And even fields that many didn’t expect to be impacted by artificial intelligence have found advantages in its capabilities. For example, the legal sector has started to see advantages in the usefulness of artificial intelligence.

However, that has also led to some concerns. Will AI replace certain types of workers, for example? Will it make some types of lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants or secretaries obsolete? Will it make the role of all lawyers obsolete?

The answer to that last question is most certainly, “No.”

There is much that computer code can do and much it can’t. Artificial intelligence can process data, but it can’t make value judgements.

Want to learn more? These graphics from Kira provide a useful summary:-




For further reading, see this guide from Kira: Can AI Be Problematic in the Legal Sector?



Legal Blogger at WardBlawg
Gavin Ward is the founder of WardBlawg, Director of YouBlawg Limited and Director at Moore Legal Technology Limited, specialising in helping law firms, lawyers and businesses grow their businesses online and aiming to help get great legal content published and shared across the web. Gavin created this law blog or ‘blawg’ to aim to contribute useful updates, thoughts and advice to help law firms, businesses and the legal profession in the UK and across the world succeed both online and offline.

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