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Old 03-12-2007, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Robots need license to practice law

Bad news: Robot lawyer. Good news: He needs a law license. (link to story)

A web-based "expert system" that helped users prepare bankruptcy filings for a fee made too many decisions to be considered a clerical tool, an appeals court said last week, ruling that the software was effectively practicing law without a license.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by honeyy View Post
Bad news: Robot lawyer. Good news: He needs a law license.
Even better news. It's dead. and now lead to link fodder. I'd say the US justice system pretty much toasted this robot without the help of HUAR.

I like the ironic ending. The guy who owned the sites, "Ihejirika had a human lawyer for his defense"
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