AI Software 'Robot' Lawyers Next Year
Buys law firm, in association with the AI Expert Systems at the University of Texas, plans to introduce Artificially Intelligent lawyer programs next year.
"Although the public will initially be rather hesitant to fully engage with virtual legal intelligence, there are so many benefits," says Buys. "The robots never sleep, they have virtually limitless memories and they get smarter every day.
Three robots named Stacy, Dave and Nathan will begin working with clients next year. The head of the development team, Selmer Bringsjort, says: "Our intuition is that people won't mind in the least if their lawyers are empowered by artificial colleagues—quite the contrary, if they are the beneficiaries of quicker turnaround time, lower legal fees and higher quality work."
In his 1990 novel Earth, author David Brin wrote about "lawyer programs" that are in routine use in the near future.
Spivey held up one hand. "First I must tell you, Mr. Eng, that what we're about to discuss is highly classified. Top secret."
Logan winced. "I want my lawyer program."
The officer smiled placatingly. "I assure you it's all legal..."
(Read more about David Brin's lawyer program)
If you are interested in science fictional legal work, take a look at the Courtarena from Frank Herbert's Dosadi Experiment. Found this story at Betterhumans.
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