Artificial lawyers

A survey of Latin Lawyer Elite firms by Latin Lawyer and law firm consultancy Adam Smith, Esq has found overwhelming enthusiasm for AI with one in three already trialling or using the technology. But how AI will transform the legal space proved more divisive. Tom Muskett-Ford reports.

The computer scientist Alan Turing, best known for his code-breaking during World War II, developed an experiment in 1950 to test whether a machine was artificially intelligent. A participant is sat down in front of a computer and begins a text-based conver­sation with another human and a machine. The participant cannot see either the machine or the human and must decide which is which through dialogue alone. If the participant is unable to tell, Turing argued that the machine involved in the conversation could be called artificially intelligent.



Por Thomas Muskett-Ford