Mason Hayes and Curran finds only small number of company lawyers advising on AI

Brian McElligott, MHC partner and head of AI, said lawyers need to plan for the risks of AI

Technology lawyers have raised concerns that liability considerations as well as issues around data protection, privacy, and copyright. Picture: Getty Images

Only one in six in-house lawyers surveyed by Mason Hayes and Curran (MHC) have recently advised their company on the use or adoption of AI.

The law firm, which surveyed 150 lawyers in Irish based companies, said this compared with a figure of 25 per cent recently cited by Forbes for the percentage of companies using AI.

MHC said the gap was related to AI systems being adopted as digital transformation projects, without an understanding ...