A Major Law Firm Will Soon Be Using A Robotic Lawyer

An “artificial-intelligence attorney” created using technology from IBM’s Watson has snagged its first customer, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be appearing in the courtroom anytime soon.

Law firm Baker & Hostetler said this week that it will use the “AI lawyer” ROSS as a resource for the 50 lawyers in its bankruptcy division, which has helped advise proceedings related to the Bernie Madoff case.

Essentially, ROSS is an advanced a research tool.

  • JoKeR

    So they think she isn’t going to win and intend on hiring Hillary Clinton?

    • Hillary is heading for the scrap heap.

      • JoKeR

        At least Bill doesn’t have to convert as he already got his 72 virgins.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          That’s a good one!

  • Ed

    Oh my! Lawyers displaced by machines? American trial lawyers for Trump!!!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Putting paralegals out of work? Ok. Let’s move up the food chain and put lawyers out of work too.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    I guess that means capitalism is finished! I guess we are in neo-feudalism!

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Remember that once taxpayers feel that they are screwed over the next logical step is revolution!

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    It is a shame that the new Right is alright with automating everything when if you have a system where people cannot buy things you do not have capitalism but a system where people have no jobs. What would we be making products for with no consumers?!

    • FactsWillOut

      There is not one single good that is delivered from raw material to consumer entirely by automation. Not one.
      This is all just so much fear-mongering BS.

      • I suppose you could argue that it will drive down prices.

  • FactsWillOut

    Before industrialization: Slavery.
    After automation: ???
    Never forget, automation tech will trickle down to the little guys, as well.
    VonMises economics, Hayek, and other good economic theories do not see any kind of apocalypse arising from automation.

    What we call “the middle class” was probably a temporary aberration, and any attempt to keep it alive using force is bound to be a disaster.

  • tom_billesley

    They could install a robot lawyer in every ambulance. No more chasing.