• Designing complex systems

    Designing complex systems

    May 20, 2019

    Gillian Hadfield has no problem dealing with complexity.

  • It’s not about you

    May 20, 2019

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Gillian Hadfield, who recently rejoined the faculty of law at the University of Toronto after teaching in California.

  • Due diligence gets a makeover

    Due diligence gets a makeover

    Apr 30, 2019

    When it comes to conducting due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, it’s all about looking for risks in a haystack of data, thanks in large part to the proliferation of documents and information to review for a proposed deal.

  • The role of in-house in AI adoption

    The role of in-house in AI adoption

    Apr 30, 2019

    When I left private practice and went in-house, I was given valuable advice from a mentor of mine. She said that my role is not just about being an advisor to my business clients and it was important that I not limit myself to being just a “legal risk manager.”

  • Sizing up AI for in-house

    Sizing up AI for in-house

    Mar 25, 2019

    Elisabeth Demone is no stranger to artificial intelligence. The chief legal officer at Symcor, one of Canada’s leading financial processing services providers, is keenly familiar with the potential AI has to offer.

  • Best practices to manage AI risk with IP

    Best practices to manage AI risk with IP

    Mar 25, 2019

    Companies implementing artificial intelligence technology often face unique intellectual property issues.

  • AI legal research tools save money, time and judges’ emnity

    Mar 25, 2019

    Artificial intelligence has been a popular topic for the past several years and for good reason. Having machines capable of imitating human behaviour and adding dimension to their thinking impacts how we all live, work and deliver client service.

  • Laws should monitor bias in AI, experts say

    Laws should monitor bias in AI, experts say

    Mar 8, 2019

    Artificial intelligence expert To Anh Tran said that in the wake of Europe’s privacy laws, other lawmakers must step up to minimize the concerns about bias and artificial intelligence. Tran was one of a panel of experts who spoke at the Law Society of Ontario’s event in Toronto March 6 to mark International Women’s Day.

  • Ethics by design: Canada adopts AI ethics and data protection declaration

    Dec 10, 2018

    Canada has added its voice to the global chorus of data protection and privacy commissioners calling for fairness, transparency and privacy by design as 'core values' in the development of artificial intelligence by co-sponsoring the Declaration on Ethics and Data Protection in Artificial Intelligence.

  • Understanding the two faces of Legal technology and AI

    Nov 19, 2018

    I am a strong advocate for the adoption of legal technology and artificial intelligence. Not only do I believe that the adoption of legal tech will make lawyers more efficient and able to provide better more affordable services to clients, but I believe there will be a time, very soon, when not using legal technology tools will risk a lawyer being found to be in a possible breach of their professional obligations.

  • Innovating in-house with law firm and vendor partners

    Innovating in-house with law firm and vendor partners

    Oct 23, 2018

    When legal departments work collaboratively with their external firms and technology partners on real-world problems, innovation can happen in interesting and cost-effective ways and it doesn’t have to mean reduced fees for law firms.

  • Report says use of AI could be violating human rights

    Report says use of AI could be violating human rights

    Sep 26, 2018

    The Canadian government’s use of artificial intelligence for decision-making in areas such as immigration needs independent oversight and carefully developed standards of use, says a new report from the University of Toronto.

  • It’s hard to sue a robot: product liability considerations and AI in Canada

    Sep 17, 2018

    As the use of AI proliferates and as the systems themselves become more autonomous, the risk that they will cause harm to property or individuals naturally increases. It is now unclear how and if the existing Canadian legal framework will apply to damages or losses resulting from AI use or operation.

  • The potential for AI and Blockchain

    The potential for AI and Blockchain

    Jul 16, 2018

    In this fourth and final video covering the 13th Annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse General Counsel Roundtable, the participants from the Bank of Canada, Interac Corp, McKesson Canada (Rexall) Corp., SecureKey Technologies and Ontario Power Generation, discuss what they see as the potential for artificial intelligence and Blockchain.

  • Brave new world: some legal considerations in using AI and IoT Systems

    May 14, 2018

    Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are hot subjects (and buzzwords) for lawyers in 2018. Beyond the hype, however, lies a plethora of legal and business issues.

  • Siemens piloted AI diligence tools on recent transaction

    Siemens piloted AI diligence tools on recent transaction

    Apr 16, 2018

    Richard Brait is always looking for new ways to get work done more efficiently in-house at Siemens Canada. In fact, it’s part of the global legal team’s innovation challenge to come up with ways to approach work differently.

  • Photo gallery: AI takes over Ryerson to enhance the future of the legal profession

    Photo gallery: AI takes over Ryerson to enhance the future of the legal profession

    Mar 26, 2018

    A partnership with Ryerson University, its incubator space, and the Ministry of the Attorney General and $80,000 in seed money resulted in the AI Challenge Forum, a competition between six startups who have incorporated AI in their products for faster, more efficient and effective legal services to legal consumers.

  • Patenting artificial intelligence

    Patenting artificial intelligence

    Mar 13, 2018

    Demand for AI patents is growing exponentially as the pace of innovation accelerates. In October, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot.

  • How artificial intelligence can help navigate employee cannabis use legal issues

    Feb 12, 2018

    With the impending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada and the rapid rise of artificial intelligence, times are changing for Canadians.