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As a lawyer, Andrew Arruda too often saw the scales of justice tip in favor of the wealthy and partnered with a computer scientist to create the world’s first artificially intelligent legal assistant, ROSS. By speeding up legal research, Arruda wants ROSS to make the practice of law cheaper and fulfill the original promise of “justice for all.”

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ra.barbara says:


Nadyne Forbes says:

Most lawyer's would just pocket that extra $9,000.00 that the vulnerable client would, most likely, still wind up having to pay. But I hope I'm wrong.

xr28y ge3fl1 says:

Law student and legal assistants, Law is a great career and future IF and I mean IF you
bring a second discipline like engineering or physics. I won a $750,000 law suit being my
own lawyer. I found exactly what this guy is saying, if I hired a lawyer it would have
cost me $20,000 just to get him up to speed in Medical imaging and even then he would
be no where near the understanding I had of the industry.
So it was just simpler and more effective for me to learn elementary law than teach a lawyer Radiology. Google search was perfect, I found a Federal Case law that destroyed all
claims in the suit instantly and absolute. Ross is nothing new, there are dozens of
legal search databases, this is what is eliminating legal assistants jobs, IF THE LEGAL ASSISTANT ONLY BRINGS ONE DISCIPLINE TO THE JOB. If you bring a second discipline
such as engineering, anything STEM or Medicine, you can specialize in those types of
cases and crush the opposition.
I was absolutely astounded at how ignorant the Courts (Judges) are of matters outside the law. Both litigators and Judges are bonafide morons when it comes to physics, engineering, medical, etc….. The stupid claims the Courts actual tolerate will shock you.
Like a Hurricane in February in Florida, Never happened, never could happen, the guy
making this claim should have been jailed for contempt and perjury. But wasn't.
So go ahead and go to law school but realize your undergraduate degree is important.
Do not get a BS in English lit, or history. Get a STEM degree, you can always be a
patent lawyer. A.I. is a tool that makes lawyers more effective, thats all.

Igor Gabrielan says:

I sell domain names
ai = Artificial Inte;;igence

Viktoria Brown says:

Is Ross a robot or a web site now? I want to get it

Pearl Pielsticker says:

What are future legal roles that could develop for legal assistants when AI takes over?

hacking.society says:

It is not only the high costs for lawyers than ban people from accessing justice but simply the fact that many people do not know how to approach it or have prejudices against lawyers and therefore do not employ one.
I like the idea of ROSS very much, but maybe there simpler solutions to begin with.

In our podcast we featured a tech-entrepreneur, who came up with the idea of a consumer protection chatbot. Not an AI-lawyer, but a simple tool that guides and advices you on your first steps on how to approach consumer claim.

aresmars2003 says:

In the olden days (1990s), it would be called an expert system.

Shanika Weerasundara says:

As a lawyer, my hats off to Arruda!!

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