• April 22, 2024

Applications for generative AI continue to proliferate and industry-specific startups are launching automation solutions integrating the new technology, often aimed at specific industries. One area where generative AI aims to make a significant impact is the legal profession. In fact, since the introduction of Chat GPT in November 2022, many pundits have predicted the end of human lawyers in general.

While that seems unlikely, automation solutions infused with generative AI have gained a significant foothold in the legal profession. The most recent comes from an Austin, Texas company called Lexbe, which has launched the Lexbe Co-Pilot—a solution that automatically can scour digital documents, emails and other data to find evidence based on a user’s prompt.

“Having the ability for documents to be automatically analyzed, with contextual insights, while building our case in our preferred workflow is a big advantage over traditional e-discovery practices,” said Jordan Howlette, founder and managing attorney for JD Howlette Law, in a statement accompanying the Lexbe Co-Pilot launch. “We’re excited about how Lexbe CoPilot can help level the playing field against the largest, well-funded opposition.”

Tasks that can be automated with the solution include: summarizing depositions and case docs; identifying personally identifiable information and protected health information; mapping relationships between people, documents and events; creating timelines of case-relevant events, and more.