“This beautifully written book makes a compelling case that law as we know it will change dramatically, and that justice will be the biggest beneficiary of that change. The opportunity that singularity presents is the chance to deliver – finally – on law’s promise, a promise it has so far left unfulfilled.”
Lawrence Lessig | Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School
“In The Legal Singularity, Abdi Aidid and Benjamin Alarie offer a bold and optimistic prognosis about the future of AI in law and its institutions. This book is a thought-provoking contribution to computational law scholarship and is certain to drive critical discussions in the field.”
Amy Salyzyn | Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
“This is a powerful and important book. The fundamental insight – that artificial intelligence will transform not just the specific content of particular legal rules but also the general nature of law – is surely correct and the conclusion is impossible to ignore. The deep learning, systematic breadth, and crisp clarity with which Aidid and Alarie prosecute their argument makes The Legal Singularity essential reading for legal theorists."
Daniel Markovits | Guido Calabresi Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Private Law, Yale Law School
“In their path-breaking book, the authors, both law and technology scholars and active technology practitioners, probe the potential for AI to transform most aspects of law: teaching, research, practice, judging, and the public’s access to justice. This book will become a leading source of insights and measured judgments on profound issues imminently confronting all aspects of the legal profession as an information-intensive industry.”
Michael J. Trebilcock | University Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
“I’m not sure the legal singularity is anywhere near, or desirable. But I am sure that AI will be transformative for law and legal institutions and can, if we steer this development well, make dramatic inroads on a persistent and massive access to justice crisis. Aidid and Alarie have put together a careful case for how, indeed, to make law radically better.”
Gillian Hadfield | CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law, and Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto
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