When we think of the jobs most likely to be automated, we typically think of work in manufacturing or food service. But lawyers’ jobs may be vulnerable, too, and a law school in Canada is preparing its students to embrace the change.
This isn’t the distant future—it’s already happening. Loom Analytics, a Canadian startup, plans use artificial intelligence to build a system that would automate the time-consuming task of legal research. At the moment, a team of lawyers is manually sifting through the data, but the startup is in the process of building algorithms to conduct that same day-to-day analysis. The company hopes to be a one-stop shop for open data from the courts, allowing consumers to have access to hard numbers on case law such as win/loss rates, a judge’s ruling history, litigation trends and more. 
The ultimate goal is to “have an interactive system that answers users’ questions …