Is There a Downside to Automated Contract Creation?

If you think of yourself as a committed member of the digerati, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, by Nicholas Carr, might give you pause.

Carr shows that as much as automation enriches our lives, it can also impoverish. For example, he describes how all-encompassing flight automation appears to have resulted in a “deskilling” of pilots, leading to a new type of aviation accident. And how implementing electronic medical records has had all sorts of unintended effects. More generally, he argues that unthinkingly embracing automation risks making us unwitting and complacent cogs in the machine.

Above is part of a post on Contract-Automation Clearinghouse. To see the rest, go here.

Contract-Automation Clearinghouse is where I now put my posts on contract automation and related topics.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.

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