[ExI] AI Lawyer now employed
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat May 14 23:12:48 UTC 2016
Looks like research lawyers will be looking for new employment now.
How soon till Watson replaces judges?
After Robocop arrives the job of totally controlling erratic humans
can be fully automated.
Paradise or Hell?
Hell. The only thing I liked about law school was learning about equity
courts. These do not decide on the basis of law, but on the personal
decision of the judges as to what is the fairest thing to do.
It will be a very long time before we have AI that can do those things.
How does one teach an AI fairness? (Anders?) Quantitative judgments,
fine. Who lost the most monetary value. Easy. Qualitative, trying to
measure human suffering, for example, are very difficult even for people.
(Reminds me of Queen for a Day, from the 50s, where the entrants, always
women, told their heart-rending story about why they should be a queen for
a day. Maudlin. Everyone crying. Bathos.)
I can easily see AI replacing paralegals and other assistants - doing basic
On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 3:35 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Artificially Intelligent Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First
> Official Law Firm
> Ross, “the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney” built on
> IBM’s cognitive computer Watson, was designed to read and understand
> language, postulate hypotheses when asked questions, research, and
> then generate responses (along with references and citations) to back
> up its conclusions. Ross also learns from experience, gaining speed
> and knowledge the more you interact with it.
> “You ask your questions in plain English, as you would a colleague,
> and ROSS then reads through the entire body of law and returns a cited
> answer and topical readings from legislation, case law and secondary
> sources to get you up-to-speed quickly,” the website says. “In
> addition, ROSS monitors the law around the clock to notify you of new
> court decisions that can affect your case.”
> Looks like research lawyers will be looking for new employment now.
> How soon till Watson replaces judges?
> After Robocop arrives the job of totally controlling erratic humans
> can be fully automated.
> Paradise or Hell?
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