Will the rise of artificial intelligence lead to more job cuts at law firms?

PwC report argues AI could create more jobs than it displaces over the next 20 years

Artificial intelligence (AI) could create more jobs than it displaces in the next 20 years, according to a new report by PwC, despite concerns that new technology could lead to widespread cuts across the legal profession.

PwC’s report cites the “professional, scientific and technical services” sector – which includes law – as one of two sectors expected to see the largest net increase in jobs as a result of the rise of AI, with a 16% increase expected by 2038.

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