AI & Law: AI Will Find Legal Loopholes That Ultimately Spurs More Laws

Lance Eliot
10 min readNov 20, 2023
AI will find legal loopholes and in turn regulators and lawmakers will devise more laws

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Abstract: As AI is further intertwined into the law, there are pundits suggesting that the number of laws will likely increase. For example, AI infusion will reveal existing legal gaps or loopholes, requiring additional laws to plug those omissions. If this comes to pass, it could be that we’ll also correspondingly need to have more lawyers (assuming a valid correlation exists between the number of laws and the number of lawyers, which is an open question).

Key briefing points:

  • A recent study estimated how many laws there are today and growth rates over time.
  • The research results offer vital food-for-thought about the future of the law.
  • Thinking outside the box, ponder the number of lawyers in the past, present, and future.
  • An additional twist for the future will be the advent of AI-enabled legal reasoning systems.
  • Advances in AI and the law might impact the number of laws…



Lance Eliot

Dr. Lance B. Eliot is a renowned global expert on AI, successful startup founder, global CIO/CTO, , was a top exec at a major Venture Capital (VC) firm.