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Now AI Can Defend You In Court
Robot Lawyers Can Avoid Threat of Unauthorized Practice Charges
Although the first trial run of the system in a real courtroom was delayed by threats to criminally prosecute the businessman behind it for the unauthorized practice of law, there's a very easy way which could probably be used to circumvent that problem, says Banzhaf, who wrote the first article about computers and the law, as well as obtaining the first copyrights on computer programs.
An analysis concluded, "as long as a lawyer somewhere in the pipeline independently reviews the data analytics recommendations, and blesses it, I don't see any of these as significant problems."
So, says Banzhaf, one way for Browder to circumvent the problem might be to insert a lawyer between the AI system and the client in the courtroom.
Banzhaf suggests that, so long as the AI advice is no worse than what is currently being offered by the lawyers forced to ply their trade in traffic court, the firm could be successful, and possibly go on to more difficult cases.
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