Slaw: Complexity of Legal Writing and Analysis Still Stumps AI

Sarah Sutherland over at Slaw.ca:

Start-ups are pivoting away from legal analysis to subject areas that have more accessible datasets and less complicated source material, and those that haven’t frequently struggle to answer simple questions. There are many applications for automated analysis of legal documents, but as far as I can tell so far they tend toward extracting particular information such as judges’ names…”

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Legal documents are some of the most complex writing in English, and it is unlikely that the nuance of what they mean will be an easy target.”

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