Casetext. The next generation of computer assisted legal research will add the power of artificial intelligence to the lawyer's research arsenal. I spent a pleasant hour the other day talking to Jake Heller, the CEO of CaseText, about his development of CARA, the next generation search engine that analyzes lawyer prepared documents, like memoranda, pleadings, and similar documents, and uses proprietary algorithms to find case law that is pertinent to the issues in the documents. This is truly legal research on steroids. It was just a matter of time until the power of machine learning brings intelligent, situational awareness and analysis to legal research problems. If flat, keyword based. legal research was the calling card of the first computer aided research, this next step is three dimensional. The modern computer can find cases in the periphery and penumbra of legal issues, and can make connections that previously were the province of the human brain. Think about having a thousand competent legal minds looking at your problem while reading thousands of cases, and bringing the results to you in seconds. Keep your eye on Casetext. It is the Google of legal research. Its design engineers even have the sparse, Google like, page design of the Google engine down. Just the facts, ma'am. Just the facts.