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The world’s first virtual lawyer, built for Amazon’s Alexa, tests whether lawyers will be replaced by robots

Announcement posted by Smarter Drafter 15 Jan 2019

Australian legal-technology company Smarter Drafter have announced a prototype virtual lawyer, built on Amazon’s Alexa, that creates legal documents instantly, just like a real human lawyer.

The Alexa Skill works by asking the questions a lawyer would, then drafting a legal document that considers the context, facts, jurisdiction and best practice. It takes a few minutes for the interview to take place and the legal document to appear by email in your inbox.

Adam Long, CEO of Smarter Drafter, says “The virtual lawyer tests whether human lawyers are at risk of being replaced by robots.

“We mapped the decision making processes of expert lawyers in excruciating detail to create a tool that would perform at the level of a human lawyer.”

The prototype is powered by Smarter Drafter’s unique AI (artificial intelligence), called Real Human Reasoning™.

Smarter Drafter is already used in more than 150 law firms in Australia, but is currently only accessible to lawyers.

Adam Long, CEO of Smarter Drafter, says “Lawyers already delegate legal drafting to other experts – now they can give those same instructions to software and have the job done in moments, without any human errors. Here, we’re testing whether we can put the same power in the hands of the document’s end user.”

No date has been set for the release of the first working Alexa integration, but Adam is optimistic: “We’re only months away from a voice assistant for businesses and homes that will create any legal document you need.

You can see the prototype in action at SmarterDrafter.com.au/Alexa

The team have written an assessment of the technology in this article (which you may reproduce): Is the lawyer of the future a voice assistant on your desk?

If you would like more information or to schedule an interview please contact Smarter Drafter CEO Adam Long, 0421 498 170, adam@smarterdrafter.com.au

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