Rethinking Legal Talent After Watson


You might have been one of the millions of people who tuned in to "Jeopardy!" earlier this month to see the game show's two dominant champions go up against Watson, a computer developed by IBM specifically for this event. Watson, to the delight of some and the consternation of many others, blew away its human challengers and got everyone talking about whether the long-anticipated age of artificial intelligence was finally upon us.


In particular, Watson generated a great deal of interest within the legal profession.  Could machines modeled on Watson take on jobs traditionally performed by lawyers?

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