Legal advice requires careful analysis of the law and how it applies to a specific situation. Legal Robot provides information generated by automated analysis of your legal documents in relation to other legal documents and case law. We also provide linguistic and statistical analyses that help you understand potential issues in your legal documents.
If you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney.
We use several types of machine learning, including a technique called Deep Learning, to construct abstract representations of the language in a legal document. These abstractions allow us to look at the topics across a large set of legal documents and use statistical techniques to identify potential issues in your document. If you want to know more, feel free to reach out over email: [email protected]
Legal Robot was trained on English language contracts sourced from public and private sources in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. Generally, this means our algorithms recognize the way people use legalese in English, under common law. However, we are working to expand Legal Robot to other jurisdictions and languages.
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The definition and implications of AI are pretty hotly debated, but we can tell you this is definitely NOT Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) - for now, that’s the stuff of Hollywood sci-fi movies. There are some really smart people working to build AGI, and a significant ethical debate that goes along with it. We suggest you check out OpenAI, the Allen Institute for AI and the Future of Life Institute if this interests you.
When we think of AI, we think of solving domain-specific problems that usually require a human to solve. Legal document review is a very common task that usually requires years of training to do well. However, once highly skilled attorneys are trained, it is often more productive to have them work on tasks that machines cannot do - legal strategy and litigation for example.
Hopefully the bad ones! In all seriousness, job automation and eventual elimination due to Weak AI can be a good thing. We rarely hand-plow fields any more, but hardly lament the loss of ploughmen jobs. In most of the developed world, those jobs were transformed into more skilled farm machinery operator jobs.
Just like any of us, some work that lawyers do is low value and some is high value. Interpretation, negotiation, legal planning and strategy are some examples of higher value legal work that can be difficult to automate. Reviewing a contract, however, is often a pretty dull task for a lawyer and is something that can be automated in some cases. Whether signing that contract is a good idea… we’ll leave that to the professionals.