Product Insights: AI-enabled litigation research assistant Scott from Intelllex 

Intelllex founder Chang Zi Qian tells us about their new AI-empowered litigation research assistant Scott. Intelllex is a Singapore-founded legal search and knowledge platform. Scott can search Singapore caselaw and also UK Court of Appeal and Supreme Court judgments. 

Tell us what Scott is?
Scott is a litigation research assistant. It’s built on top of OpenAI GPT 3.5 and the rest will be based on annotations and datasets owned by Intelllex.  

How does it work?
Users will input a natural language question as though they are asking a junior in the law firm. The output will be a natural language answer like you would find in a research memo. We will show you the sources that Scott has learned the answer from down to the specific paragraph, so you can hover over the link and it will show you the source and you can click on it and go to the source. It’s traceable so you know the source and authority for the answer provided. 

Who is Scott currently relevant to?
Currently it’s Singapore caselaw and we also have UK Supreme Court judgments. We have plans to slowly include the other common law jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, BVI and Dubai. 

Who will the users be?
Litigation lawyers, both barristers and solicitors, students, NGO executives. Anyone who needs to find a judgment. 

In the UK is there sufficiently available public caselaw?
Yes, there is. The National Archives have taken over the whole ownership of past Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council cases, and free licenses are available to legal tech companies like us. There is one source of truth. Before Covid there was Bailey, vLex and Justice, but now the National Archives have taken over and there is a license that’s free. 

It’s also a lot more convenient because previously you’d have to go to different places. Law reports are copyrighted and will always be behind a paywall, but judgments are now much easier to find. 

What’s your charging model?
Scott is free until the end of July. After that there will be a freemium model – you can use it for a week for free.  

Why would I use Scott if I have access to other legal research resources?
It’s likely that a lawyer already has access to Bailey etc but Scott gives you an answer up front, so it’s like having your own pupil that gives you an answer in seconds, rather than searching a database, which takes time. 

How will users know that Scott hasn’t missed something?
We list the materials that Scott has been trained on. The caselaw is all there.  

And what about users who worry about accuracy?
Accuracy has a lot to do with prompt engineering. Different prompts will yield different results. That’s a problem but only in the same way as its a problem that how a partner instructs a junior can be different and yield different results. 

We show people the accuracy by allowing users to test Scott and find out for themselves. 

What clients and traction do you have so far?
We launched on 1 June and we have been asked a lot for demos. Currently we have about 1800 active users a week on average, of which 80% are in Singapore.  

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