I have seen the movie , “ Kramer vs Kramer “ and the play “ Gandhi vs Gandhi “
But I do not remember , either the themes or the dialogues
But I wish I was able to retain a versatile / erudite “ Liar “ to plead my case in the Supreme Court in 1984 , when I lost a case to my landlord for retaining possession of flat rented from him
That human Lawyer who I engaged, did a rather poor job of arguing / presenting my case
If I run into a similar litigation in 2024 , I will not have to worry
Instead of a “ Lawyer “ , I would retain a “ Liar “ [ - an Artificial Intelligence legal luminary AVATAR ]
Here is the reason for my optimism :
· IBM recently unveiled a new artificial intelligence system that can craft lengthy, persuasive arguments during a debate.
· At the show [ CES ], it presented arguments both for and against making gambling illegal. It later did the same for the idea of developing autonomous cars.
· Project Debater does little writing of its own — the AI system’s core strength comes from categorizing and analyzing the arguments fed into it by humans.
· The algorithm scans short human-written arguments on a potential debate topic for specific keywords and language….
· Then it groups those arguments by topic, determines whether they’re for or against the proposal, and organizes a speech based on the arguments it analyzed.
Apparently , I was not too far off in envisioning the arrival of “ Project Debater “ , when some 10 months ago , I imagined it to deliver a judgement on Aadhar privacy issue , as described at ( - of course , drafted by me – a human ! ):
Nightmare ? [ 04 March 2018 ]
Any immediate practical application ?
Of course , hiding in plain sight !
Over past few decades , dozens of lawyers have argued in various courts re the Ayodhya / Ram Mandir case
By now , millions of words have been recorded in court records – both for and against
If requested , IBM would be too happy to feed these millions of “ words / phrases / sentences / paragraphs “ into its Project Debater , pitching TWO LIARS against each other !
Then upload those “LIAR ARGUMENTS“ on its web site . May be even a DRAFT judgement !
Won’t that be a hugely “ Face Saving Formula “ for all the parties concerned , who have repeatedly proclaimed their intention to “ abide by the Supreme Court verdict “ ?
And for a bonus : Party losing 2019 elections can always blame “ Artificial Intelligence “ !
12 Jan 2019
Rsvp : hcp@RecruitGuru.com