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Elexirr Lawyer Challenge: Lawyer versus machine

Added on the 2nd Oct 2017 at 10:35 am
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Legal IT Newswire: Elexirr confirms the first event in history to directly pit machines against lawyers. This experiment is a step towards General Legal Intelligence and challenges the status quo of Legal AI. Over 50 confirmed lawyers will use the same information as an Elexirr system to predict the outcome of PPI mis-selling complaints.

Ludwig Bull, Managing Director of Elexirr, says: “This event is significant for two reasons: 1. It’s the first time anybody tries something like this. Whoever challenges lawyers like this again in the future can be smarter or funnier, but they won’t be first. 2. We think the machine could actually win.”

Rebecca Agliolo, Marketing Director of Elexirr, says: “We have confirmed Magic Circle partners, barristers, and in house counsel for the challenge. We are grateful for the trust placed in our firm to deliver a meaningful event beyond the hype.”

  1. Format of the Competition

Between 20-27th October, participants will login to a website with facts of real PPI mis-selling complaints received by the Financial Ombudsman Service. They will predict whether the complaint was upheld or rejected. The Elexirr system receives the exact same facts and makes its own predictions. The side with the higher accuracy wins the competition.

Competitors can complete the challenge flexibly and anonymously. We chose an area of commercial law to ensure that participating lawyers can comfortably answer the questions. Lawyers will also have the chance to learn more about PPI mis-selling before starting the competition.

A technology judge and a legal judge will verify the fairness of the competition. Ian Dodd, UK Director of Premonition, will announce the verified results.

  1. Reception and Results Announcement

On the 27th October, Elexirr will host two events. The main event is a reception at Kennedys Law Firm London. This is where we will announce the results of the competition to an exclusive group of lawyers, journalists, politicians, and influencers in the legal and tech industries. The public event will take place before the main event at Google Campus London at 3 PM. This is where we will showcase the system we enter to the competition.

  1. How To Enter

Lawyers looking to take part in the challenge must pre-register using the following link:

https://goo.gl/CraSU5

 

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