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AI and Law: What about the future?

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The introduction of results of AI and Law research in actual legal practice advances disturbingly slow. One of the problems is that most research can be classified as either theoretical or pragmatic, while combinations of these two are scarce. This interferes with the need for feedback as well as with the need of getting support, both financially and from actual legal practice. The conclusion of this paper is that an emphasis on research that generates operational and sophisticated systems is necessary in order to provide a future for AI and Law.

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Oskamp, A., Tragter, M. & Groendijk, C. AI and Law: What about the future?. Artif Intell Law 3, 209–215 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00872531

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Key words

  • AI & Law research
  • categorization of systems
  • practice-oriented approach