The litigator listens to the witness’s testimony in court. As the witness answers questions, the litigator’s assistant takes diligent notes, monitors the witness’s body language and speech patterns and cross-references their testimony with previous statements. Then the assistant suggests questions for cross-examination, referencing documents in real-time, emphasizing where the testimony seems contradictory or suspicious.

The assistant is not a rising-star litigator. The assistant’s role is what Sullivan & Cromwell sees as the potential future of AI, and it would be the latest technology on a litigator’s laptop.

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