An online robot lawyer designed to help people represent themselves in court state their case to the sentencing magistrate will be launched by a Melbourne law firm this week. Robot lawyer provides service for people unable to access legal aid Produces a template for people to read out as their statement when they go to court Only works if the person's answers to program's questions are'relatively predictable' Only works if the person's answers to program's questions are'relatively predictable' Bill Doogue, a partner at Doogue O'Brien George, said he had seen too many people -- up to 30 per cent -- going through the court system unrepresented. "You see people constantly come out of court and they're quite distressed, because they haven't told their story, they just haven't been able to," he said. Mr Doogue said while the template produced by the robot lawyer was only a starting point and not the whole process, it would help those people who turn up to court unprepared. "[Some people] are visibly distressed and uncomfortable talking and give monosyllabic answers to the magistrate, when they have a story they should be telling," he said.
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In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, Esperanza Villalobos, a "community navigator," works at her office at The Resurrection Project in Chicago. Villalobos helps immigrants who might need legal services to avoid deportation or learn about their legal rights. The organization she works for plans to hire more individuals like her after the city approved $1.3 million for a legal services fund for immigrants. Chicago is among several entities nationwide working to beef up legal services for immigrants.
Michio Kaku, a noted theoretical physicist and futurist, predicts, "The job market of the future will consist of those jobs that robots cannot perform." Robots have recently entered the legal workplace, performing several tasks once assigned to newly minted law grads. What does this mean for current and future lawyers? Simple answer: robots will not replace lawyers but they will work with them. Technology has already produced a new class of support professionals that work with lawyers -- just as techs work with doctors in healthcare delivery.
Machine Learning, a subset of Artificial Intelligence has been growing in the last 5 years. The intersection of advanced software and acceleration in hardware capabilities has provided an inflection point for AI systems. Evidently, AI systems can now learn faster, predict with more accuracy and perform tasks that they haven't tried yet. AI and ML is a natural solution for any knowledge-driven industry wherein a large amount of new data is repeatedly produced. New data requires standardization, classification, summarization and storage, all of which are tasks best suited for AI/ML implementation.