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Today, the public hears more and more of what artificial intelligence (AI) can do in the real world—things that are tangibly beyond encounters with robots or androids portrayed in popular science fiction movies and novels. Today, many people think AI is for simple tasks, like using voice commands to call a friend or purchase household goods from online retailers. But AI also is detecting cancer better than photographic slide pathologists, and governments are applying AI to detect specific individuals who are violating COVID-19 quarantine.
In general, AI technologies will create unique challenges for legal practitioners beyond those presented by collecting data for cloud computing while ensuring lawyer-client confidentiality and privilege. Client data is being collected, managed, used, and stored indefinitely in new ways with today’s AI technology. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are clear in requiring lawyers to ensure these evolving tools do not endanger client confidentiality and privilege.
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