Andrew Arruda (CEO), Jimoh Ovbiagele (CTO) and Pargles Dall'Oglo (photo top right), are co-founders of ROSS Intelligence, a startup that began in the Department's Innovation lab (DCSIL) and its participation in the IBM Watson University Challenge.
ROSS is a legal research engine that uses artificial intelligence to automate legal processes, making them more efficient and less expensive. The founders were named in Forbes 30 Under 30 (Law & Policy).
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Benjamin Alarie, a law professor at U of T was startled to learn, two years ago, that the school’s computer science students planned to "disrupt" his lucrative, centuries-old profession with artificial intelligence. He was asked to judge projects for the U of T phase of the IBM Watson University Challenge. The startup Blue J Legal was born out of Alarie's then future collaboration with the Innovation Lab.