Numerous law companies and legal departments have already used artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The remarkable advancements in legal AI technology have some attorneys fearful that their profession may soon succumb to Silicon Valley. Artificial intelligence and legal technology will not eliminate the legal profession. By improving precision and efficiency, technology will enable growth and production. AI algorithms that have been cleverly incorporated are already changing results in corporate compliance, due diligence, contract management, and electronic discovery. Artificial intelligence has been used successfully on a limited scale in a number of sectors recently, ranging from robotic concierges in hotels to automated entertainment and mobile phones.
Closer home, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (hereinafter “the Rules”) were notified which aim at regulating content on social media platforms by increasing accountability from intermediaries and companies by appointing nodal grievance officers, removing content swiftly and then some. These were framed under Section 87 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (hereinafter “the Act”) which empowers the Union Government to make subsidiary rules without Parliamentary assent.