Sunday, March 19, 2017

How legal representation could come to resemble TurboTax

Rise of the Robolawyers

In the past year, more than 10 major law firms have “hired” Ross, a
robotic attorney powered in part by IBM’s Watson artificial
intelligence, to perform legal research. 

Beyond helping prepare cases, AI could also predict how they’ll hold up
in court. Lex Machina, a company owned by LexisNexis, offers what it
calls “moneyball lawyering.” It applies natural-language processing to
millions of court decisions to find trends that can be used to a law
firm’s advantage.

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