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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

Two Canadian teams enter final round of Global Legal Hackathon

Teams from Montreal and Ottawa have made it to the final round of the world’s largest legal hackathon and will be facing off against 12 other groups in New York on April 21. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Ryerson law school may improve legal employment | Omar Ha-Redeye

The last thing that any student currently in law school probably wants to see is yet another law school. Ryerson University’s latest approval by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada means that Ontario, in the very near future, will be graduating even more law students on to the job market. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

Gowling WLG teams up with blockchain company

Gowling WLG has formed what it is calling a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Decentral Inc. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

The accuracy of AI in predicting future criminal behaviour | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

There is no doubt that sophisticated artificial intelligence systems are now part of our lives. Many of us ride in driverless trains without any worries. Driverless cars are being tested and, it would seem, will soon be on the roads. So why would anyone have concerns about using complex computer-based algorithms to make decisions about what to do with those caught up in the criminal justice system? ... [read more]

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 2:37 PM

Borden Ladner Gervais names chief knowledge and innovation officer

Lisa Chamandy has new role at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). ... [read more]

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 12:35 PM

In-house counsel need to embrace AI, Law Society of Ontario summit told Maya_Medeiros_and_Shelby_Austin

In-house counsel need to jump on the artificial intelligence (AI) technology bandwagon if they want to keep up with where the legal industry is heading. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 3:22 PM

Borden Ladner Gervais names client innovation partner

John Godber has a new role at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). ... [read more]

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Software pilots measure balance of risk versus reward Carla Swansburg

It seems like every day a new technology offering hits the market that promises to automate legal tasks or make them more efficient in some other way. Often they’re marketed with terms like artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning. ... [read more]

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Artificial intelligence ‘game changer’ for IP law, legal experts say Carole Piovesan sm

When it comes to patents, copyright and compensation models, it’s important to ask: who is the creator/owner? Lawyers and academics are grappling with this question as the answer can flip intellectual property (IP) on its head if the creator is a machine. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

More research, regulation needed to handle artificial intelligence, academics say Maura Grossman AI Conference sm

Artificial intelligence (AI) can create inherent benefits for all sectors, but governance of the technology is lagging, forcing industry experts and academics to confront the legal and ethical issues that this technology raises. ... [read more]