Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he believes artificial intelligence will improve the legal profession and he is “almost willing to bet” that a decade from now there will be more lawyers.
Pichai said in an interview ledge While AI may have some unintended consequences for the profession, he believes more people will become lawyers.
This is “because the underlying reasons why laws and legal systems exist are not going to disappear, because they are humanity’s problems.”
Twenty years ago, people predicted that technology would wipe out entire job categories; However, “it’s not fully realized,” Pichai said.
Google’s CEO said it’s “not quite clear” to him how artificial intelligence will affect jobs in the future.
“I think there will be a big disruption in the social labor market,” Pichai said. “Governments need to get involved. There should be compatibility. Training will be important. But I think we shouldn’t underestimate the beneficial side of some of these things either.”
Some professions in the legal sector may be replaced by artificial intelligence
Experts previously reported that some legal services jobs are among the top roles to be replaced by AI. insider,
One expert pointed out that there are very few roles in the legal industry, and that AI automation had already taken place in those jobs before the rise of popular generative AI tools like ChatGPT. insider,
“The data is actually quite structured, very language-oriented, and therefore quite amenable to generative AI,” he said. insider Anu Madgaonkar, Socio del McKinsey Global Institute.
Madgaonkar, however, added that AI will not be able to fully automate legal tasks, as human judgment is still needed to meet the demands of clients and employers. Instead, Madgaonkar said it is a “productivity boost”.
pichai told ledge which recognizes that “governments and legal systems will always have to deal with the same set of problems” when a new technology emerges. He said he’s relieved to see people trying to think ahead about the potential downsides of AI, because “we need to anticipate sooner.”
in an interview 60 minutes In April, Pichai called AI “the most profound technology that humanity is working on”. Much deeper than fire, lightning or anything we’ve done in the past.”
Google launched its AI chatbot, Bard, in March and unveiled its new AI-powered search engine at Google I/O this week.