Generative AI and the future of the legal profession

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The legal world is no stranger to technological disruption. In the last few years, we've seen wave after wave of it. Yet, nothing seems to have caused as much as excitement as the rise of generative AI.

For some, adoption might seem like a no-brainer. For others, the risks far outweigh the rewards.

成人影音 surveyed over 1,000 lawyers and legal professionals throughout the UK to better understand overall awareness of generative AI, how the legal profession is currently using these tools, and how likely they are to adopt them in the future.

Weighing the risks with the rewards

Predictions that artificial intelligence will cause widespread disruption in the legal sector have been on the cards for years.

Yet no one could have predicted just how quickly Open AI chatbot, ChatGPT, has taken off. In February 2023, just three months after launching, the platform reached . For comparison, it took TikTok approximately nine months to achieve the same number of users, and Instagram more than two years.

For a time-poor profession, the legal community will undoubtedly be eager to embrace generative AI. It has the potential to fast-track the legal research, summarisation and drafting process, freeing up lawyers' time to focus on higher value services for their clients or organisations. And that's just the start.

But, many in the profession are understandably concerned about the risks that come from the use of AI technology. They are questioning the reliability of the data and legal content generated by the current range of free AI tools.

Today, generative AI tools are still in their infancy, but that won鈥檛 remain the case for long. With the right engine sourcing the right content 鈥 the nature of legal work is about to be transformed.

Jeff Pfeifer
Chief Product Officer 鈥 成人影音

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