The Ethical Chatbot: A Viable Solution to Socio-Legal Issues

Jenny Ng, Emma Haller, Angus Murray

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    Chatbots are becoming important today because of their various technical functions. They are commonly known for providing legal guidance on processes and general information. However, chatbots can also help solve issues of social disconnectedness. This article takes a wide view of the various types of chatbot that deal with socio-legal issues, with a focus on the use of chatbots by organisations that provide certain forms of legal services, such as community legal services. It highlights the chatbot’s ability to create a social impact, while ensuring adherence to rules of legal ethics and principles of ethics in Artificial Intelligence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)308-313
    Number of pages6
    JournalAlternative Law Journal
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


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