Toronto developed robo-lawyer ‘hired’ by US firm

As young law students across the country wrap up their final exams, many are already starting to worry about landing their first job.That’s not a problem ROSS has.He’s won a place at a prestigious North American firm, where he’ll be working in bankruptcy law. The catch is, he’s not actually a human being.ROSS is an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by a team at the University of Toronto that has now spun out into a San Francisco startup.BakerHostetler, a firm with more than 940 lawyers across the U.S., announced in early May it was taking on ROSS.Andrew Arruda, co-founder and CEO of ROSS Intelligence and part of the original development team, said lawyers can ask ROSS a question the way they would a human colleague.“It understands what that lawyer’s asking…


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