Ryerson Legal Innovation Zone announces finalists for $80K AI Challenge

Ryerson Legal Innovation Zone announces finalists for $80K AI Challenge

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Ryerson University, in partnership with the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG), has announced finalists for the Ontario AI Legal Challenge with an eventual prize of $80K seed funding and access to LIZ’s resources and mentoring. The finalists were selected for their innovation in legal services, processes, or solutions that use AI that will benefit consumers of legal services.

The finalists are:

Destin AI - Virtual Immigration adviser for Canada. Destin AI was born out of the Founders Institute on July 7th, 2017. It claims to be the first artificial intelligence bot for immigration that is emotionally intelligent, too.

Diligen - For due diligence, performs automatic contract review, and rapidly extracts key provisions. Diligen aims to make contract review fast, accurate and easy. Designed with corporate lawyers passionate about technology, and engineered by a team in downtown Toronto, the software claims to reduce human error while boosting efficiency.

Evichat - Collects, reviews, redacts, exports, and produces evidence from client mobile devices, social media accounts and websites Evichat can also authenticate and capture websites for online investigations.

Legalicity - NLPatent improves prior art search, in terms of cost and time savings, and accuracy This involves examining millions of existing patents to identify those with a similar concept to the proposed invention, and then evaluating the novelty and obviousness of the idea relative to this prior art, which is normally done by human patent examiners.

Loom Analytics - Automated case law research assistant provides hard numbers on win/loss rates, judge ruling histories, litigation trends over time, and more. Loom aims to provide a combination of legal analysis and machine learning to help lawyers deliver data-driven results.

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In describing the challenge, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says, “We have an opportunity to harness cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence and introduce it to the justice field to develop solutions that help people resolve their legal issues faster and easier. With our government’s support, the AI Legal Challenge will create new products and services that will help lawyers and consumers, and increase access to justice.”

The panel of judges includes Serge Fournier, Monica Goyal, Christopher Johns and Hersh Perlis.

To learn more about the competition, visit AI Legal Challenge.