|Summer Glau as "Cameron"|
When I was recently writing a brief on a complex and nuanced constitutional issue, I couldn’t help but think how much faster and better “Cameron” could have done the job. Cameron is the (for now) fictional A.I. from the outstanding but short-lived Sarah Connor Chronicles. Within mere seconds she could have read and understood every statute, court opinion, and law review article ever written on the issue. And in just a few minutes more she could have assimilated the relevant sources into a persuasive legal brief that would have put even my best writing to shame. For now, Cameron is fictional. But two other robots named
RAVIN are real. And here’s a newsflash: ROSS
and RAVIN are not coming for lawyer jobs; rather, they’ve already taken them.