Law Firm Hires Watson-Based Artificial Intelligence to Do Legal Work

Clients at the law firm BakerHostetler will now be served by a computerized lawyer. Called ROSS, it’s designed to process normal speech, and give a sensible reply to questions. The bankruptcy team, comprised of almost 50 people, would use it to quickly power through time-consuming legal research, Fortune reports. It’s kind of like a search engine, but meant to be smarter, providing the only most relevant answers to queries. ROSS also keeps tabs on any new court decisions that could affect a legal team’s case. The makers at ROSS Intelligence also promise that with use, it’d learn and adapt to its human team. Here’s a ROSS demo published in January 2015: “At BakerHostetler, we believe that emerging technologies like cognitive computing and other forms of machine learning can help enhance…


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