AI Can't Accurately Predict Case Length And Cost — Yet

By Andrew Russell (February 21, 2020, 10:45 AM EST) -- In a recent Law360 guest article, Joseph Avery, the CEO of Claudius Legal Intelligence, argued that predicting case length and fee totals at the very start of a case — at the time attorneys are retained — is no longer, as the New Jersey Supreme Court suggested, a "difficult, if not impossible, task."

He suggested that artificial intelligence and advanced statistics provide a solution that allows any attorney to precisely estimate how long each case will take and the potential fees when the attorney is retained. I disagree.

Modern AI techniques are incredible at many tasks, but precisely predicting fee amounts...

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