Monday, May 16, 2016

robot lawyer, no, I mean AI, no, I mean, not human... I give up

Fortune | Meet Ross, the World's First Robot Lawyer

Ross, the first artificially intelligent attorney, just got a job.
Global law firm Baker & Hostetler, one of the nation’s largest, recently announced that it has hired a robot lawyer created by ROSS Intelligence, Futurism reports. Ross will be employed in the law firm’s bankruptcy practice which currently employs close to 50 lawyers.
Ross was built on IBM’s  IBM 1.16%  Watson. It can understand your questions, and respond with a hypothesis backed by references and citations. It improves on legal research by providing you with only the most highly relevant answers rather than thousands of results you would need to sift through. Additionally, it is constantly monitoring current litigation so that it can notify you about recent court decisions that may affect your case, and it will continue to learn from experience, gaining more knowledge and operating more quickly, the more you interact with it.

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