Monday, May 28, 2007

The Turing test passed

From Wired Blogs
A web-based 'expert system' that helped users prepare bankruptcy filings for a fee made too many decisions to be considered a clerical tool, an appeals court said last week, ruling that the software was effectively practicing law without a license.

3 comments:

Dale said...

What was the punishment? Six years of confinement with a Commodore 64 and 12 years of dial-up only probation?

Blue said...

The judge got it wrong. The punishment should have been to be required to continue filling out tax forms.

Dale said...

Good point. Still, I think the government would make better use of its resources by pursuing those who are ineffectively practicing law without a license.