Law firms are starting to use robot lawyers - Tech Insider. This piece misappropriates the term "robot lawyers" to describe ROSS and other AI machines that are being used by law firms to enhance data analysis and decision making. First, there will always be a place for a human lawyer who counsels, argues, presents, and otherwise assists fellow humans in navigating the twists and turns of the legal system. Second, there will not be any anthropomorphic "robot lawyers" who will walk around the room citing precedent. Computer assisted lawyering will pair humans with intelligent machines that reside on chips implanted in the lawyer's brain, or in a box that sits on a desk; not necessarily in the same room where the human lawyer is pleading a case. Have computers changed the practice of law forever? Absolutely. Will they create an environment free of lawyers? Never.