Artificial Intelligence and Law

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 159–180 | Cite as

AI and the Conquest of Complexity in Law

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Abstract

The paper identifies some of the problems with legal systems and outlines the potential of AI technology for overcoming them. For expository purposes, this outline is based on a simplified epistemology of the primary functions of law. Social and philosophical impediments from the side of the legal community to taking advantage of the potential of this technology are discussed and strategic recommendations are given.

Keywords

AI and law peddems of legal system epistemology of law formalized law legal knowledge systems legal ontologies philosophy of legal reasoning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Darmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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