Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
invites members of the Department of Computer Science to attend
Cognitive Computing and the Future of Legal Research
The event will feature computer science’s IBM Watson team ROSS and Blue J, a new collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Panelists will include:
- U of T Faculty of Law Professor Ben Alarie (who judged the local IBM Watson event for U of T and is currently developing Blue J with computer science students and instructors Mario Grech, Helen Kontozopoulos and senior lecturer, Steve Engels)
- Rick Power, Angus McIntyre, and Matthew Snell of IBM
- U of T Faculty of Law, Susan Barker, digital services librarian
CILP hopes to introduce a diverse audience to the concepts behind cognitive computing, how legal research tools developed with this technology differ from traditional databases and the potential implications for the legal profession.
This event marks the first in a series, signaling the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the Faculty of Law and the Department of Computer Science.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration (available here) is required.