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Episode 3: Can Artificial Intelligence improve justice in Canada?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

The Ask AI interview with Ben Alarie, CEO of Blue J Legal

Special thanks to Microsoft Canada and Cinchy for sponsoring the third series of the Ask AI podcast and supporting greater awareness of artificial intelligence in Canada. All of our episodes and 100s of AI profiles are also available from our chatbot, generously sponsored by Toronto’s Ada Support.

This episode of the Ask AI podcast offers a fascinating look at how AI technologies are impacting Canada's legal profession, societal governance, and the delivery justice.

The episode features an interview with Ben Alarie, CEO and co-founder of Blue J Legal, the Toronto-based machine learning company focused on legal research.

Co-hosts Jaxson Khan and Heather Evans lead this lively discussion with one of Canada’s leading legal minds and a true pioneer in applied artificial intelligence.

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Episode highlights

  • Why AI represents a major inflexion point in human civilization: 2 min 11 sec

  • How AI is changing the legal system and profession: 5 min 21 sec

  • How Blue J Legal AI is achieving 90% accuracy: 7 min 35 sec

  • The concept of the “Legal Singularity”: 10 min 35 sec

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Episode credits

Sponsors: Microsoft Canada and Cinchy Chatbot partner: Ada Support Executive Producer: Chris McLellan Host: Jaxson Khan Original music: Mike LeTourneau

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