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Robot lawyer ROSS hired by law firm BakerHostetler

May 18, 2016 08:07 IST

A major American law firm BakerHostetler announced in the third week of May 2016 that it has hired IBM's Watson, named ROSS, to assist attorneys in their bankruptcy practice.

The robot ROSS has been marketed as the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney.

ROSS: The robot lawyer

The AI machine, powered by IBM’s Watson technology, will serve as a legal researcher for the legal firm.

It will be responsible for sifting through thousands of legal documents to bolster the firm’s cases.

The robot surfaces relevant passages of law and then allows lawyers to interact with them.

Lawyers can either enforce ROSS’ hypothesis or get it to question its hypothesis.

The software allows the legal team to upvote and downvote excerpts based on the robot’s interpretation of the question.

ROSS uses machine learning technology to fine tune its research methods.

The legal robot is accessed via computer and billed as a subscription service.

About BakerHostetler

It is an American law firm founded in 1916.

One of the firm's founders, Newton D. Baker, was U.S. Secretary of War during World War I and former Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

In 2009, the firm was rated the 85th-largest law firm in the world.

In January 2014, Intellectual Property law firm Woodcock Washburn LLP merged with BakerHostetler.

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