There is little doubt that the legal sector is entering a period of technological revolution. But what exactly is AI – how does it work, and how much does it matter? This Fox Rodney Search thought leadership piece explores the future of the legal market as it enters the high-tech era. What is AI and why does it matter?AI refers to the development of technological systems able to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence. In many ways, the legal sector is perfectly suited to the application of AI systems because at its core the law is a framework of rules – something computer programming is particularly adept at handling. In the context of a law firm, AI entails programming computers to process those rules in order to complete tasks historically performed by lawyers.