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Sep 5, 2016

AI Lawyer “Ross” Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm

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Ross, the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney, has its first official law firm. Baker & Hostetler announced that they will be employing Ross for its bankruptcy practice, currently comprised of almost 50 lawyers.

Law firm Baker & Hostetler has announced that they are employing IBM’s AI Ross to handle their bankruptcy practice, which at the moment consists of nearly 50 lawyers. According to CEO and co-founder Andrew Arruda, other firms have also signed licenses with Ross, and they will also be making announcements shortly.

Ross, “the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney” built on IBM’s cognitive computer Watson, was designed to read and understand language, postulate hypotheses when asked questions, research, and then generate responses (along with references and citations) to back up its conclusions. Ross also learns from experience, gaining speed and knowledge the more you interact with it.

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  • Jeremy Wolfe on October 14, 2016 4:26 am

    It would be interesting to see whether he would as efficient as a real lawyer! It would certainly take time for Ros to get used to all the details of fighting a real case. I personally would go for a real lawyer who has some real working experience (such as one Mr. Bechara Tarabay) rather than these artificially intelligent robots!