27 September 2017

Canadian University offers $80K funding for AI winners

Chris Bentley: Managing director of the Legal Innovation Zone

Ryserson University has launched the AI Legal Challenge to bridge the gap between AI and legal.

A Canadian University is offering $80,000 in seed funding to advance the use of artificial intelligence in technology solitions for the comsumers of legal services. The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University has partnered with the Ministry of the Attorney General to announce the Ontario AI Legal Challenge.  Applications for the Challenge are due on Friday 10 November and 10 finalists will be chosen to pitch to a panel of judges on the week beginning 20 November at the university. Six of these teams will be awarded working space at the Legal Innovation Zone for four months, including access to mentors, advisors and other resources and will compelte for $80,000 of funding. 

Pioneer of AI

'Ontario has long been recognised as a leader and pioneer when it comes to AI and more recently has been playing a similar leadership role in legal technology,' said Chris Bentley, managing director of LIZ. For further information, go to the Legal Innovation Zone.