Reminiscent of IBM’s Big Blue beating chess champion Gary Kasparov, a computer scored a higher degree of accuracy in predicting case outcomes than a group of London-based commercial lawyers. In October 2017, CaseCruncher Alpha scored an accuracy of 86.6%. The lawyers scored an accuracy of 62.3%.

Why the lawyers will win the next round

We don’t know the details of the experience of the individuals who made up the group of London-based commercial lawyers. We don’t know how seriously they took the challenge and we don’t know how much time they put into reviewing the cases they were asked to predict. If verified subject-matter experts are selected with a reputation to protect, Legal Practice Intelligence will be betting on the lawyers to win the next round. 

However, in October 2017 the potential of legal AI was made evident to all. The CaseCrunch robot lawyer and its team deserved the champagne and the celebration. See video below:

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