Why there’s a second “Robot Battle” in DC this Monday (and why you should come)
Artificial Intelligence is now the most exciting thing happening in legal research.
It was inevitable. After Casetext’s pioneering research tool, CARA, won best new product of 2017 at AALL, other companies tried to follow our lead. The other start-ups came first — Judicata, ROSS, vLex. But now the big companies finally have caught up with where Casetext was in 2016. Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg are all announcing CARA-like products at AALL this year.
You might think “all of these companies are now doing the same thing.” In fact, all of our imitators have tried to make their products look very similar to our’s, often starting, as does CARA, with dragging-and-dropping a document into the system.
But despite surface-level appearances, these systems are quite different. And those differences matter to the lawyers and law librarians who rely on these products to do their jobs well. We believe that everyone deserves to understand those differences — to weigh the pros and cons, see the limitations and strengths, and ultimately, decide which product(s) you want to use.
And we think there’s no better way to accentuate the differences than seeing them live, side-by-side, direct from the creators. In an environment where you can ask pointed questions and see the differences that matter on display.
And there’s no reason we can’t have some fun with this!
That’s why we’re hosting our second-ever Legal Robot Battle in Washington DC this Monday. It’s an opportunity for the latest entrants (Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg) to take on Casetext — the undisputed, undefeated, original heavyweight champion of AI legal research. It’s an opportunity for everyone to see a real comparison of these technologies, side-by-side, out in the open.
What’s better than watching a good match-up with beer, wings, and friends?
We scheduled it near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (at the Marriott) at 1:30 pm. I hope you can make it. We’ll live-stream it for everyone not in town.
Here are the details:
What: Legal Robot Battle
When: Monday, July 15, at 1:30pm
Where: Marriott Marquis Washington D.C., room 6126
More info and RSVP at the event page