For those who may be apprehensive about so much as clicking on a post relating to artificial intelligence (AI) as it applies to legal practice, I highly recommend a recent article in The Artificial Lawyer by Product Manager David Kleiman of Bloomberg Law.

Kleiman points out that anyone who has ever used Google has already entered the world of AI, and that customized AI is the next logical step in the evolution of legal practice. “AI can help lawyers make informed, data-driven decisions and improve their efficiency,” he says.

He goes on to point out that for many, “[W]hat can be overwhelming and scary is the jargon and varying definitions of AI that have permeated the legal industry.” The purpose of his article is to demystify the terminology and address other barriers that can stand in the way of individual lawyers approaching and using AI to improve their legal practice.

Kleiman stresses that human intervention and supervision is necessary to the effective use of AI, and it is from this perspective that he guides the reader through the intricacies of how machine learning is most efficiently deployed in the legal setting. While his examples are naturally based on features offered by Bloomberg Law, the principles apply to other platforms.

Let me know how far your law firm has moved toward adopting artificial intelligence into legal practice. I am always interested in hearing your thoughts on any matter related to the law, either in the comments section below or directly via email..