Is artificial intelligence making lawyers a disappearing profession?
Silence in court. Come to think of it, it might be very quiet if all the lawyers' work is done by computer. Supplied
by Jason Koebler
Near the end of Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 2, Dick the Butcher offers a simple plan to create chaos and help his band of outsiders ascend to the throne: "Let's kill all the lawyers." Though far from the Bard's most beautiful turn of phrase, it is nonetheless one of his most enduring. All these years later, the law is still America's most hated profession and one of the least trusted, whether you go by scientific studies or informal opinion polls.