LawGeex AI Beats 20 Top Lawyers

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    According to a study published by Lawgeex, "20 experienced US-trained lawyers" were bested by the LawGeex Artificial Intelligence algorithm. The robo lawyer achieved a 94% accuracy rate looking for issues in 5 separate Non Disclosure Agreements, matching the best human lawyer's score of 94% and beating the average of 85%. It took the AI 26 seconds to review all 5 NDAs, while a single lawyer needed an average of 92 minutes to do the same thing. There have been talks about machine learning algorithms replacing lawyers in specific lines of work, and it seems that Lawgeex intends to make those possibilities a reality.

    The 40-page study details how AI has overtaken top lawyers for the first time in accurately spotting risks in everyday business contracts.
     
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  2. Jim Kim

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    I look forward to our AI Barristers.
     
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  3. Joust

    Joust 2[H]4U

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    Every day business contracts. Whatever. When it's important, when it's complex - you'll be needing a man, not a machine.
     
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  4. Gweenz

    Gweenz [H]ard|Gawd

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    But can it handle the truth?
     
  5. IcePickFreak

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    Uh oh something understood what the fuck they were actually trying to say, sounds like lawyers need to step up their legalese game.
     
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  6. JStamsek

    JStamsek [H]ardForum Junkie

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    AI is coming for you Nvidia!
     
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  7. vegeta535

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    We are doomed. They made huge strides in the past few years in AI development. Nvidia is going to become Cyberdyne.
     
  8. cyberguyz

    cyberguyz Gawd

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    If lawyers get replaced with AI, we will run out of politicians.

    Wait.... maybe that is a good thing!
     
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  9. nutzo

    nutzo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Replacing Lawyers with computers? Now that's something I can support.
     
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  11. The Mad Atheist

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    Make it into an phone app where you can scan the docs with your phone and you have customers!
     
  12. purple_monster

    purple_monster Limp Gawd

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    wait... reading this. it just read an NDA and looked for errors and dangerous keywords? thats not that impressive... i mean microsoft word can technically "find errors." sometimes AI does something really cool, and other times it is just acting as a buzzword. in this case its a buzzword.
     
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  13. lucidrenegade

    lucidrenegade Limp Gawd

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    The point is that the AI had the same accuracy as the best lawyer, but did it 212 times faster.
     
  14. JStamsek

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    And with lawyers charging by the hour...
     
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  15. tungt88

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    That's really gonna hurt those that are less wealthy, who don't have access to that kind of stuff (it's bad enough with the cost of lawyers in real life; this will just make it worse).
     
  16. gamerk2

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    There actually is a real-life Cyberdyne. They make powered exoskeletons. They have a model T-101.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberdyne_Inc.
     
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    I don't follow your logic. IMO it'll greatly improve access for lots of people. How often do the "less-wealthy" need a lawyer for anything more than basic paperwork (trusts, wills, NDAs, etc.)
     
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  18. Dead Parrot

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    Wonder how long before Company A hires an AI lawyer with the idea of creating a contract that fools Company B's AI lawyer into accepting the contract while still including the items Company B would normally find objectionable?
     
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    Yup. Like most things, depends on how it's applied (and monetized).
     
  20. tungt88

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    The "better AI" will cost more; it's really quite simple. Nothing is truly for free (and the "free AI" may well be datamining all the info you provide it, as well).
     
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    lol, knew Cyberdyne was real a few years ago, jumped over to the Wiki and I see Hal 5.
    It's like PB&J, two things that go well together.
     
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    No doubt, but right now a "better" lawyer costs more, and I'd wager that having a NDA reviewed by a "great" ai will cost pennies on the dollar when compared to how much you'd spend for a human lawyer to review it today.
     
  23. AtomClock

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    Combine this AI and Terminator and get Judge Dread!
     
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    Yeah but then the AI would melt down when you tried to get it to evaluate the statement "I am the Law!"
     
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    True, but more billable hours is the foundation of the legal system - if this AI wants to make senior partner, it better learn to slow down and refine its golf swing.
     
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    i believe the poor have higher rates of both divorce and being targeted by police... id say they could use a lawyer for a whole lot more than basic paperwork but the cost is so obviously prohibitive.
     
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    And an AI that can handle the basic paperwork tasks in a fraction of the time and for less money is going to make divorce lawyers and criminal defense lawyers less accessible to poor people how exactly?
     
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    Muahaha I have been telling people this day was going to come...

    The problem with law today, is there is far too much previous legal precedent for an individual or even a law firm to dig through without drawing out the legal process for years. An AI can sort through that in a minute or two and find 20 other precedents in multiple states making your case look like a no brainer.
     
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  29. Comixbooks

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    Maybe alot of Lawyers are just Hacks anyway....
     
  30. NeghVar

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    I am not surprised. That field requires a lot of analytical thinking and computers excel at it. Plus this is purely analytical. No emotions or vendettas to cloud its judgment.
     
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  31. OnceOver

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    So judges can be replaced by A.I. too?

    sentenced to death by A.I... :vomit:
     
  32. Joust

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    Meh. Practice of law is as much art as analytics. We are a supremely long way away from "AI" being at a competitive level.
     
  33. CombatChrisNC

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    I see it like IBM's Watson delivering medical diagnoses. It's fast, and it's accurate, but it's not infallible so a human reviews the results and gives the OK or not. In the end it'll end up being a huge time and cost saver.

    However, AI coming for white collar jobs will have a similar impact on the economy as automation had on blue collar jobs.
     
  34. umeng2002

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    I think we can agree that hopefully AI will make lawyers a thing of the past.
     
  35. Joust

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    I do not agree.
     
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  36. Krenum

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    Screw A.I.

    We need Judges, of the Dredd sort.
     
  37. theBrownLlama

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    the only good thing which might occur is that someone would host a consumer-ready version of this on the net, so we can vet all our contracts.