From IBM’s Watson to Apple’s new Siri to the growth of predictive coding in e-discovery, it’s been a heck of a year for computers catching up to humans. Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about the question, “Can software take the place of lawyers?” Can it, or will it? In this episode, we discuss the latest software advances and the likely impact on lawyers, how lawyers might benefit from these advances, and how worried lawyers should be about competition from machines.
Link to the episode: Can Software Replace Lawyers?
Segment 1: Can Software Replace Lawyers?
- Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software
- Predictive Coding Explained
- Predictive Coding Still Not Ready for Prime Time‘
- Judge Peck and Predictive Coding
Segment 2: Revisiting: iPads for Lawyers - wherein we discuss the phenomenon of tablet computing, and put forward our thinking on why they are so popular among lawyers and others.
Segment 3: Parting Shots