Embracing the Future of Legislation: The Intersection of AI, LegalXML, and Lawmaking
Written on March, 2022
The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies heralds a transformative era for multiple sectors, and the legal domain is no exception. One area where AI holds great potential is in legislative drafting, using tools like LegalXML. This essay aims to critically examine the application of AI in the legislative drafting process, suitable AI techniques for drafting, key considerations before AI implementation, and the role of data visualisation.
The Role of AI in Legal Drafting
Artificial Intelligence, as a diverse field with numerous techniques, offers various tools that could be potentially leveraged for legislative drafting. Deep learning, for instance, can be employed to uncover concealed categories or patterns within vast legal datasets.
However, the incorporation of AI necessitates a clear understanding of its use case, alongside a robust legal analysis to discern the values and parameters. This highlights the importance of interweaving technical precision with legal knowledge, thereby producing outcomes that are not only technically accurate but also legally meaningful. This integration is a notion that has been extensively advocated for by Professor Monica Palmirani from the University of Bologna, Italy, who has made significant contributions in the field of legal informatics.