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AI technology is changing how different systems work, from something as simple as home appliances that have become “smart” devices to truly big undertakings such as assembly lines in factories that are becoming more and more automated. It’s also made headway in other sectors such as health care and marketing and, just recently, in the legal system as well.
Today, an increasing number of legal scholars are made to study and understand the concepts of big data and the tool associated with this AI technology and how they can be used effectively in the profession.
One of these tools is legal analytics that can make time-consuming and tedious tasks become more efficient. It also has the capability to process large amounts of data to unearth new and useful information that were previously buried.
One academic institution that has embraced big data and its worth to the legal profession is Georgia State, where interdisciplinary research teams are being formed to work with data scientists and lawyers. They have involved their students as well to make sure that they will have a firm grasp of legal analytics once they graduate and use the tool in their trade.
The use of big data in the legal profession can be used in a multitude of ways, like assisting a company to forecast when and why an employee will voice a complaint that leads to lawsuits so that the issue can be resolved before it escalates into legal proceedings. Georgia State, for one, is applying analytics tools on a wide range of legal issues, analyzing lawsuits in the US District Court for northern Georgia to find out why cases win and lose as well as identify features of the case that include judges, lawyers, and motions that can affect the ultimate outcome of the case.