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Law firm to create army of virtual paralegals called ‘Kim’

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Artificial intelligence software could leave many law graduates superfluous

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A law firm has unveiled a blueprint for an army of virtual paralegals — all named “Kim”.

Riverview Law, based in the Wirral, has showcased its latest technological breakthrough that could see law students seeking valuable entry-level paralegal positions become surplus to requirements.

Earlier this year, Legal Cheek reported that the forward-thinking law firm had teamed up with boffins at Liverpool University in a bid to apply artificial intelligence to legal tasks.

Combining this with the purchase of US knowledge automation business CliXLEX back in September, Riverview Law has created an artificial intelligence system called Kim.

Kim, which stands for “knowledge, intelligence, meaning” and has nothing to do with Kardashians, will be rolled out fully in the New Year.

According to the North West outfit, the system will be able to handle “many” legal tasks and free up the valuable time of lawyers to perform other work.

Trumpeting the tech-advancement, a spokeswoman for Riverview said:

They [Kim] will be able to take on many tasks for lawyers, combining Riverview Law’s legal domain expertise with automation, expert systems, reporting, visualisations and artificial intelligence.

It will no doubt be of concern to law students that the virtual paralegal system will be available to all law firms and businesses with an in-house legal department. With Kim not requiring lunch, holidays or even a salary, and designed to undertake many of the tasks a young law graduate at a firm would be expected to perform, the project could see many students lose out as firms look at ways to cut costs.

Kim has already set up a flashy website (pictured below) featuring images of DNA overlaid with phrases such as “Kim is” in what appears to be an attempt to make her it appear as close to human as possible.

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Having being unable to resist the lure of social media, Kim created a Twitter account yesterday, tweeting somewhat ominously:

Beware law students, Kim is coming.

15 Comments

Anonymous

Computer says no

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GrumpyGraduate

Oh good, less jobs.

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Not Amused

Actually, the new religion has produced more jobs not fewer – and moreover it has done so for many people, such as Richard Susskind, who would not obviously find work otherwise.

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Kim Jong Un

I am number one Kim!!!!

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Anonymous

*fewer

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Not Amused

This new religion, which believes lawyers are always only two or three days away from being replaced by robots, has become an exceedingly useful tool for identifying the people you don’t want to talk to at parties.

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Anonymous

Religion? What are you on about? Have you taken your meds today?

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Anonymous

All hail me.

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Kim Jong Un

Deaf to Amellica

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Anonymous

“Kim, which stands for “knowledge, intelligence, meaning” and has nothing to do with Kardashians”

Oh Thomas, really?……

Bring back Briana.

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@CRProudman

Kim is actually a non gender specific name.

Comparing the service with the Kardashians just demeans women.

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Anonymous

“Kim, which stands for “knowledge, intelligence, meaning” and has nothing to do with Kardashians, will be rolled out fully in the New Year.

According to the North West”

Fuuuuck Yooooou, LC. I swear to god.

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Robert

Oh good but how do you recover legal costs for work done by a computer misconceived

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Kim Jong Un

We have no erections in my coun’ree

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Kim Jong Un

I so rone-ree!

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