Do we still need people in law firms?
Rzeczpospolita has published an interview conducted by Paweł Rochowicz with Mike Walsh, who came to Poland for the 10th anniversary of SSW.
The famous futurologist believes that automation, AI and technology will not threaten lawyer’s jobs .
“There is no direct link between automation and increasing unemployment, as technology changes different professions instead of eliminating them. For a young lawyer, their career will look different than that of someone who graduated over ten years before. So what will change? The lawyer of the future is likely to know how to work with software dedicated to lawyers, or even have some programming skills. The same thing happened in the textile industry: a revolution occurred, because handmade textiles gave way to those made by machines. The most important point was that clothes got cheaper, and people started buying more of them, which created the need for more workers in the factories. Thus technology can create new jobs and professions, but people working with computers and modern software will have an advantage over those who do not use them.”
The full article can be found at the Rzeczpospolita website.