Most iterations of the “robot lawyer” are housed inside a computer, performing some sort of automated task. Thomson Reuters tossed a slightly more anthropomorphic robot feature into the mix, launching a voice-enabled app to sync with its timekeeping software Workspace.

The Workspace Assistant, as the company has dubbed the product, is available through Amazon’s Alexa system, meaning that users with an Alexa-enabled device can theoretically do their time tracking the way that attorneys with legal support staff did in the days before computers—by saying it out loud.

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