I was interested to see that an AI litigation lawyer has been launched.

Whilst this may give rise to some inevitable jokes on the intelligence, artificial or otherwise of human litigation lawyers it does raise an interesting point. Is there scope in the market where this is worthwhile and will ultimately assist in saving costs as is the stated purpose? My concern would be that a computer system may not be able to wade through tactical concerns or empathise with client objectives and concerns in the same way human lawyers might. It may be less likely to pick up a half truth. 

That said perhaps with the right cases AI assistance has merit, although who decides the case allocation then for the AI lawyer remains to be seen!

It is an interesting development to watch closely. If Hollywood sci-fi is anything to go by the robots often don't pan out ...