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Alberta researcher creates AI that can compare multiple cases, use legal reasoning

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 9:31 AM | By Amanda Jerome

A world where artificial intelligence (AI) is used in courtrooms to rule on cases and in law firms to predict trial outcomes may seem like a science fiction novel to most, but work done by a researcher in Edmonton may be turning that fiction into a reality.

Randy Goebel, University of AlbertaRandy Goebel, a professor of computing science at the University of Alberta, has been developing a computer program that has legal reasoning skills and is able to pass the Japanese bar exam.

Goebel, who specializes...