Artificial intelligence has come to the field of law and law. This is what these robot lawyers called Case Cruncher Alpha testify to.
When we think of lawyers-robot don’t imagine a humanoid of clumsy movements, although with a prodigious capacity. With a folder under his arm with paper documents, but he carries all the power of computing in his brain.
The science fiction of cinema has inoculated an unreal image of artificial intelligence. Not everything intelligent has to take the form of humanoid robots, many times a human representation is not needed. It’s the case of robot lawyers. The British firm Case Cruncher the immature product of law students at the University of Cambridge, prove it.
Your program Case Cruncher Alpha you have obtained better results than lawyers from some of London’s most prestigious law firms in a claim case related to the field of finance. The comparison was made based on a small contest.
He gathered more than 100 lawyers and, on the other hand, he was brought to the Case Cruncher Alpha program. All participants were given the basic facts of hundreds of non-payment cases. These were cases that had an insurance product, which guarantees the collection of the amount lent to the landlord in the event of the death of the tenant or any circumstance that prevented him from proceeding with the refund of the money.
Lawyers had to study the cases and determine whether each of them would succeed in their claim. This would be imposed before the British regulatory authority for this type of contingency, the Financial Ombudsman. They were cases that had already been solved previously, so the accuracy of the predictions could be verified.
With the 775 predictions that the lawyers and the program made, the first came out worse. Humans got a 66.3% hit , while the software reached 86.6%. It is 20 points more accurate in predicting what the outcome of the claims would be.
It is true that the programme did not perform the active work of a lawyer. He did not seek formulas to make the claims, nor did he draft them. But the truth is that he was able to determine, for the most part, which ones were going to succeed.
The artificial intelligence program, which is only in an alpha phase, as the name suggests, offers great opportunities. Their capabilities demonstrate that robots-despite having no human form– they could develop tasks of a certain intellectual height , which until now were thought to be reserved for people.
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