iPhone users have long suspected that Apple was slowing down its older iPhone models. The conspiracy theory was that Apple’s goal was to get users fed up with slow performance to push them to purchase the newer more expensive models and thereby keep device sales (and company profits) up.
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.
What is net neutrality and why is it important?
Net neutrality is the idea that all data must be treated equally on the Internet. The principle supports free speech on the Internet because it prevents Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from discriminating on speed or content.
The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is reviewing opportunities for non-lawyers to participate in the ownership of law firms. To protect quality of service and ensure professional ethics, the legal profession has long resisted non-lawyer ownership, however this has left many individuals, often the most vulnerable, unable to afford representation.
Toronto is quickly becoming known as a global hub for development of AI software and the legal sector is no exception. Toronto based Blue J Legal recently released Employment Foresight to complement their existing Tax Foresight product. The company was started by professors at UofT Law School in 2014 when now CEO Benjamin Alarie was a judge for IBM’s Watson Challenge at UofT. Professor Alarie started by applying machine learning to predicting tax dispute outcomes and is now expanding scope to other legal areas.