Watson gets a job as a lawyer

stupid-lawyer1Biggish Blue’s AI supercomputer Watson has just got a job as a bankrupcy lawyer.

Global law firm Baker & Hostetler has bought itself Ross, the first artificially intelligent attorney built by ROSS Intelligence. Ross will be employed in the law firm’s bankruptcy practice which currently employs more than 50 lawyers.

Ross can understand your questions, and respond with a hypothesis backed by references and citations. It improves on legal research by providing you with only the most highly relevant answers rather than thousands of results you would need to sift through.

It constantly monitors current litigation so that it can notify you about recent court decisions that may affect your case, and it will continue to learn from experience, gaining more knowledge and operating more quickly, the more you interact with it.

Andrew Arruda, ROSS Intelligence co-founder and CEO, other law firms have signed for licences with Ross, and more announcements are expected.

It is nice that lawyers will be the first race of sharks to be wiped out by our robotic overlords.  If we could replace politicans next that would be even better.