Software Practicing Law Without a License

An expert system (in other words software) that does bankruptcy filings in California was cited by a California appeals court for practicing law without a license! The decisions it made were held to constitute attorney-like services as traditionally defined.

This was a pretty basic case, but expect much more of this over the next 20 years as computers approach, match and surpass human expertise in many areas.

Full article here from Wired Blog

Posted on March 9, 2007 and filed under Robots Are Our Future.