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Artificial intelligence: rush of studies to seek experts

Artificial intelligence applied to the legal profession would make it possible to completely reformulate the profession with a consequent sharp reduction in employment and new ways of carrying out consultancy.

But is AI really the enemy of the profession and justice?

Our co-manning partner Claudio Bonora and our associate Gianmaria Pesce give their opinion on the topic in an article published in the ItaliaOggi magazine.

« There are many activities in the legal field that require not only memory and the ability to organize it, but also legal and social science and culture, common sense, humanity and empathy, all qualities that cannot be replaced by artificial intelligence. We would appreciate not so much a position taken by the legislator but above all a more active role of the Bar Associations capable of identifying the critical issues, including deontological ones, of these practices and their possible effects in the relations between lawyers and other subjects operating in the sector. Guidelines must be developed to ensure that AI is used fairly and ethically. Artificial intelligence will have negative effects on the training of young lawyers in the first place. A law firm will certainly have less interest in hiring and educating young graduates and trainee lawyers if a computer is able to produce targeted searches, analyzes of in-depth documents and basic acts autonomously. From an economic point of view, the AI will penalize the studios further reduce the fees for many activities such as due diligence, opinions, M&A and it will increase the already existing range of addresses from customers towards large studios able to face the investments necessary to favor responses with increasingly immediate times and small studios, whose competitive capacity will be limited to…”

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