Here's a neat item: an artificially intelligent expert system was cited for effectively practicing law without a license for helping prepare bankruptcy filings. From the decision

The software did, indeed, go far beyond providing clerical services. It determined where (particularly, in which schedule) to place information provided by the debtor, selected exemptions for the debtor and supplied relevant legal citations. Providing such personalized guidance has been held to constitute the practice of law. ...

(The) system touted its offering of legal advice and projected an aura of expertise concerning bankruptcy petitions; and, in that context, it offered personalized -- albeit automated -- counsel. ... We find that because this was the conduct of a non-attorney, it constituted the unauthorized practice of law.

That's awesome.

(HT: Intelligent Machines, a blog I'll have to watch closely.

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