Finding the Right Balance in Artificial Intelligence and Law

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In his chapter, L. Thorne McCarty points out the legal issues arising from the deployment of artificial intelligence in society, but this chapter looks at the flip side of the subject: the applications of artificial intelligence to the law itself. The author covers the history of the field, its theoretical foundations, and the prospects for future technological developments, from his own personal perspective, primarily. Section 2 is a survey of various computational models of legal reasoning, with a focus on the author’s work, from the 1970s through the 1990s. Section 3 reviews the author’s research on the computational analysis of legal texts, from around 2000 up to the present, and beyond. Section 4 shows how a proper balance of three AI technologies — natural language (NL), knowledge representation (KR), machine learning (ML) — can contribute to the development of intelligent legal information systems, and the solution of several challenging use cases in legal technology. Overall, the chapter provides an informed guide to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law for at least the next ten years.