Joanna Goodman's latest Law Society Gazette column tackles artificial intelligence - reviewing a recent conference on the topic, held at The Law Society. 

Legal AI has already developed to the point where 'robots' can automate processes, review documents, analyse financials and even predict the outcomes of litigation. However, development of these technologies has not all been plain sailing and throws up challenges as well providing solutions. 

As technology provided services become commonplace, questions will be asked over liability: who is responsible when technology makes a mistake which affects a legal process? Or even, at what point could failure to use the more accurate processes offered by technology be considered negligence?