The Promise of AI for Positive Comparative Law
Benjamin ALARIE, " The Promise of AI for Positive Comparative Law ", McGill University, November 20, 2018.
Artificial intelligence and machine-learning are now improving our understanding of the law in taxation and employment. Over the course of the coming decades, the insights engendered by these new approaches to law will give rise to new fields of research. One of the key areas of research that will be developed further and deeply affected by machine-learning will be comparative law. In the near term, researchers will explore sub-national and international dimensions using machine-learning, highlighting the positive similarities and differences in approaches to factually similar disputes across sub-national and international borders. In the longer term, normative aspects will take precedence. I speculate that ultimately the positive and normative developments will lead us to a legal singularity, in which legal uncertainty is radically curtailed and almost entirely eliminated.