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by Sharon D. Nelson Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

First AI Legal Assistant Debuts on MSNBC

March 8, 2023

You can watch Casetext’s new AI technology (called Co-Counsel) make its debut on MSNBC on March 1.

Casetext Cofounders DEO Jake Heller and Chief Product Officer Pablo Arredondo appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC and conducted a live demonstration to show the power of the product.

During the live demo, CoCounsel “read” the January 6th report and was asked if Donald Trump can be charged with conspiracy to make a false statement and whether the report contained any information which would exonerate the former President. In a few minutes CoCounsel delivered responses to both questions in well-crafted prose. A friend of ours, attorney Greg Siskind, also appeared on the panel to describe how he uses CoCounsel in his immigration practice.

According to the press release, “The co-founders of Casetext saw the potential in this next-generation of generative AI and collaborated with OpenAI to use their latest, most advanced large language model, which can read, write and understand at a postgraduate level in any field, including law. CoCounsel pairs this model with Casetext’s proprietary technology and legal databases, for a first-of-its-kind product that has been developed to address the most important use cases in law.”

Heller also appeared in a more in depth discussion about CoCounsel with Nikki Shaver, the Founder of LegalTechHub.

I was glad to see that CoCounsel seems to be a tool that empowers lawyers rather than replacing them!

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., PresidentSensei Enterprises, Inc.
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