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John Browning Tackles Legal Industry’s Ethical Concerns with AI in DRI Magazine

April 28, 2020

Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently published an article in For The Defense, a magazine of the Defense Research Institute, addressing ethical concerns the use of artificial intelligence in the work place raise for employment lawyers.

The article, titled “Please See the HR Robot on Your Way Out: Artificial Intelligence and Its Effect on Employment Law,” notes that while lawyers have been slow to embrace artificial intelligence, its prevalence is rapidly expanding into the legal sphere both within the law firm and in-house legal department environments. Still, the article highlights that the legal industry trails the business sector in embracing this emerging tech. “What accounts for the resistance?” Browning asks. “Part of the answer may be just garden-variety risk aversion,” noting the industry’s high degree of concern about risks associated with AI systems.

Browning’s article examines not only how AI has transformed the modern workplace and impacted specific areas of employment law itself, but also looks at how it poses new ethical concerns for employment lawyers.

To view the article, which appeared in the March 2020 edition of For The Defense, please click here.