Artificial intelligence is at the heart of India’s economic strategy, according to finance minister Arun Jaitley. As part of his budget speech for 2018-19, Jaitley recognised the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform economies and the need for India to strategise its approach in order to maximise the benefits of the technology.
The legal services sector is not immune from the impact of technology. Neither is it immune to its perceived utility and value by both consumers and businesses. All sectors of enterprise go through a phase where tradition, specialist skills and powerful franchises appear to provide genetic protection from external pathogens! Caveat venditor!
When first starting to think of the implications of large-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is impossible to escape the conversation of ethics. Nearly 70 years ago, science fiction writers like Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov imagined worlds where AI was fully integrated within human society and, even in their tales of fantasy, they felt the need or desire to address ethical concerns.