AI is a field of computer science that includes machine learning, natural language processing, speech processing, expert systems, robotics, and machine vision. Many people assume that AI means Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) – that is, intelligence of a machine which performs any intellectual task as well as, or better than, a human can perform it. Or to put it another way, AGI is AI that can meet the so-called “Turing Test”: a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. In reality, we are some way off the emergence of AGI, although we already benefit from AI which is itself designed by AI. AI will impact most, if not all, industry sectors – including law – in significant and possibly highly disruptive ways. Further resources about AI, including analysis of ethical and legal risks, are available on our website http://www.aitech.law.