Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI
Disruption or Incremental Change?
The legal media has lately had a mania for tech headlines. Many commentators claim that tech, especially artificial intelligence (AI), will do something to Big Law. I disagree. Tech more likely will do something in it: incremental change. I start with the case against disruption, then look at four headline-grabbing technologies: AI, Bots, Big Data, and Blockchain. The Case Against Disruption By the late 1980s, a few law firms had most of their lawyers using PCs. The market di