据科技新闻网站Futurism.com报道，美国最大的全球律师事务所之一Baker & Hostetler最近宣布，他们聘请了一名由ROSS Intelligence开发的机器人律师。Ross将会进入这家公司的破产业务部门工作，该部门目前已有近50位律师。
Baker & Hostetler是第一家宣布聘用人工智能律师的公司。ROSS Intelligence的共同创始人和首席执行官安德鲁•阿鲁达表示，还有其他法律公司与Ross签署了使用许可，该公司很快会宣布更多签约消息。
Ross, the first artificially intelligent attorney, just got a job.
Global law firm Baker & Hostetler, one of the nation’s largest, recently announced that it has hired a robot lawyer created by ROSS Intelligence,Futurism reports. Ross will be employed in the law firm’s bankruptcy practice which currently employs close to 50 lawyers.
Ross was built on IBM’s IBM -0.07% Watson. It can understand your questions, and respond with a hypothesis backed by references and citations. It improves on legal research by providing you with only the most highly relevant answers rather than thousands of results you would need to sift through. Additionally, it is constantly monitoring current litigation so that it can notify you about recent court decisions that may affect your case, and it will continue to learn from experience, gaining more knowledge and operating more quickly, the more you interact with it.
Baker & Hostetler is just the first to make this announcement. According to Andrew Arruda, ROSS Intelligence co-founder and CEO, other law firms have signed licenses with Ross, and we can expect more announcements soon.
Though this could be welcome news for someone who needs a good lawyer, it may also fuel concerns that automation is replacing human employees.Some argue that this isn’t an issue because job availability has historically increased as technology advances, but artificial intelligence is a fairly new territory that many worry can put an end to that trend.