Artificially Intelligent Lawyer “Ross” hired by law firm and will assist in Bankruptcy cases
Ross, the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney, has its first official law firm. Law firm Baker & Hostetler, which currently has almost 50 lawyers has announced that they will be employing Ross for its bankruptcy practice.
According to CEO and co-founder Andrew Arruda, a few other law firms have signed license agreements with Ross, and are likely to make announcements soon..
Built on IBM’s cognitive computer Watson, Ross “the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney”, is designed to understand your questions, and respond with a hypothesis backed by references and citations. Ross also learns from experience, gaining speed and knowledge the more you interact with it.
“You ask your questions in plain English, as you would a colleague, and ROSS then reads through the entire body of law and returns a cited answer and topical readings from legislation, case law and secondary sources to get you up-to-speed quickly,” the website says. “In addition, ROSS monitors the law around the clock to notify you of new court decisions that can affect your case.”
It improves on legal research by providing only the most highly relevant answers rather than thousands of results, and presents the answers in a more casual, understandable language. Also, it continuously monitors current litigation so that it can notify about recent court decisions that may have an effect on the case.
Bob Craig, chief information officer at BakerHostetler, said in a statement that the firm believes “emerging technologies like cognitive computing and other forms of machine learning can help enhance the services we deliver to our clients.
“BakerHostetler has been using ROSS since the first days of its deployment, and we are proud to partner with a true leader in the industry as we continue to develop additional AI legal assistants,” he added.