By Libby Rozbruch
Libby Rozbruch is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Psychology.
With the growing sophistication of artificial intelligence, many professions are adapting and beginning to operate on a more effective level – and what better profession to benefit from the efficiency of artificial intelligence than that which relies on precedent via endless amounts of data? Though known for being traditional and slow to change, the legal profession is inevitably embracing disruptive technologies that are forcing them to re-think the status quo.  Perhaps the potential for a paradigm shift in how legal work is done and how lawyers look at data is exactly what the profession needs.
The use of AI is particularly relevant to the legal sphere, as its primary function involves looking for patterns in data.  Every good lawyer knows that the key to persuasive communication is to tell a story, and deep within the data lies a story to be pitched to a potential client or to be told to a judge at trial. In order to tell that story, lawyers need to be able to sift through the data.