The term “low-hanging fruit” tends to invoke a particular disdain from me, given that it has been overused throughout the tech bro sphere.

Still, I can’t see a more fitting term in this case. From Gizmodo:

An AI-based legal advisor is set to play the role of a lawyer in an actual court case for the first time. Via an earpiece, the artificial intelligence will coach a courtroom defendant on what to say to get out of the associated fines and consequences of a speeding charge, AI-company (sic) DoNotPay has claimed in a report initially from New Scientist and confirmed by Gizmodo.

From the website of DoNotPay:

DoNotPay utilizes artificial intelligence to help consumers fight against large corporations and solve their problems like beating parking tickets, appealing bank fees, and suing robocallers.

DoNotPay’s goal is to level the playing field and make legal information and self-help accessible to everyone.

Low-level lawyers and legal advisors should probably start looking to move up the stack in the coming years.

This is a theme of AI, and much like the automation of assembly lines, AI is coming for the low-hanging fruit.

11 January 2023 — French West Indies