Built on Top of Watson, IBM's Cognitive Computer
Sputnik News, Law School Scam? $200,000 in Student Debt, Replaced by Job-Killing Robot:
Law school, the default location for America’s brightest unemployed Liberal Arts graduates and the worst decision a 20-something can make in the modern era just became an even worse bargain, if that’s possible. ...
The world’s first "artificial-intelligence attorney," touted as the newest member of white-shoe law firm BakerHostetler, threatens to spark a job-killing trend in a vocation where career prospects already frighten a terrorized workforce.
ROSS, an AI attorney created using technology from IBM’s Watson, reads and draws inferences from existing law to answer questions about specific cases or guidelines, which BakerHostetler says will save time for lawyers who have to master a huge, growing body of legal literature.
The firm does not mention that nearly all of their 900 attorneys are paid for their time on an hourly basis, a pay basis on which BakerHostetler has generously offered to relieve them of. The firm suggests that their staff of attorneys are excited about ROSS, a piece of machine-language software aiming to cut into paychecks and potentially render most of the employees obsolete. ...
If you dedicate seven years of your life to studying meaningless rubbish for the ‘privilege’ of entering a field that promises no gainful employment and suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous penury, do not blame BakerHostetler.
It turns out, according to Andrew Arruda, the CEO of ROSS Intelligence, that the law firm is not the only shop employing soulless automatons, they are just the first to do it publicly.
- Above the Law, BakerHostetler Hires A.I. Lawyer, Ushers In The Legal Apocalypse
- Fortune, Meet Ross, the World's First Robot Lawyer
- Law Times, Associates Threatened by Artificial Intelligence
- Legal Futures, Report: Artificial Intelligence Will Cause “Structural Collapse” of Law Firms by 2030
- Quartz, A Law Firm Has Hired an AI “Lawyer” to Cut Through the Drudgery of Corporate Law
- Technologist, BigLaw Firm Brings Artificial Intelligence on Board
- Washington Post, Meet ‘Ross,’ the Newly Hired Legal Robot