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“There continues to be extensive discussion about artificial intelligence and law, and concerns are regularly raised about the ethical and moral issues this presents,” writes CanLII’s Director of Programs and Partnerships, Sarah Sutherland in her latest Slaw column.
“AI is a difficult topic because there are simultaneously strong ethical reasons to push forward and to pull back. First the push: there is a clear access to justice problem, and even clients who can afford the legal system are pushing for more reasonable pricing. AI has the potential to drive productivity gains that will help resolve these problems. Then the pull: these technologies are untried, most of us don’t really understand why they work the way they do, and they are difficult to audit or confidently verify. It may impossible to really know where their recommendations come from when using machine learning, and it is natural to think that our ethical obligation is to hesitate in their adoption.”
Read the full post on Slaw.ca: http://www.slaw.ca/2020/08/12/on-legal-ethics-and-artificial-intelligence/