The computerized lawyer

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1972

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This paper seeks to discover the extent to which the computer will assume the functions of the attorney in the near future. Part One reviews the literature of machine intelligence, which is the scientific endeavor to create machines which can think. There the innate characteristics of a machine and computer simulation of human intellectual abilities are described. Part Two distills from Part One the characteristics of a computerizable human activity. And in Part Three, the attorney's functions are analyzed in terms of these characteristics and a decision is reached as to their computerizability.

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