Automation is everywhere. It is an important part of our financial systems, social networks, and even the mechanisms we use to solve our legal disputes. [---] This article will (i) introduce the technological revolution that is shaping our world; (ii) describe some intelligent systems and analyse their applicability to dispute resolution; (iii) explain some of those applications from both a theoretical, abstract perspective and a practical, case-by-case perspective; (iv) examine the current limits of technology on the legal profession; and (v) present a series of conclusions about how intelligent systems can and should impact the law.