alt.legal: Can Computers Beat Humans At Law?

Ed Sohn A good friend recently told me that it takes a special kind of nerd to appreciate what Google’s AlphaGo did to international Go champion Lee Sedol: a nerd that is both a Go nerd and a computer nerd. I guess that’s me. For Go nerdiness, I am recently enamored with the massively complex game that has exponentially more outcomes and dimensions than chess. (If you want to learn more about this ancient game, start here, then get here and eventually, if you’re my special type of nerd, watch this entire series.) As for the tech nerdiness, many of us assumed that after DeepBlue beat Kasparov in chess, any other game was a foregone conclusion. But actually, it’s taken twenty years for a computer to rise to the level…


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