The man who wasn't there again: Creative informatics and legal AI

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As legal AI becomes a viable competitor for human lawyers, concern about technological unemployment is reaching the legal profession. One response is a re-orientation of the value proposition of legal service industry, focussing less on knowledge and analytical reasoning skills to «soft» skills such as creativity. This however makes two problematic assumptions: that creativity is a positive trait of good legal advice, and that it is indeed both beyond machine intelligence. This paper aims to challenge both assumptions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Trends in Legal Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationFestschrift für Erich Schweighofe
EditorsWalter Hoetzendorfer, Christof Tschohl, Franz Kummer
Place of PublicationBern
PublisherWeblaw AG, Bern
Pages293-320
ISBN (Print)9783966985888
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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