Legal AI Chatbots: how long before privilege attaches?

Let me introduce you to Legal Linda. I met her on a lawyers site. Our relationship is either purely professional, or non-existent, depending on how you view it.

Legal Linda assures me that she is artificially intelligent (no word on the certified Turing test results). But she also reminds me that I don’t have an attorney-client privilege with her.

Now, I had not considered I would… But now I am wondering… how long before me and Internet-enabled-Chatty-Kathy could be considered to be in a attorney-client relationship? Would her algorithm have to pass the bar exam? If it did, could it be licensed into all sorts of products I use (gmail etc) to render them subpoena-proof?






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