Blue J goes to Law School
Cognitive Computing for Professionals in Law and Accounting
Make sure you don't overlook something important. Blue J Legal is powered by IBM's Watson to provide an independent complement to the professional judgment of tax accountants and lawyers. Blue J's ability to read everything, including the entirety of the case law, administrative guidance, legislation, regulations, professional commentary, academic publications, etc., means that you can be assured that you're casting your net as widely as possible in your search for the best tax advice for your clients.
Law School 101
Blue J Legal is learning tax law under the tutelage of professors at the law school at the University of Toronto. Blue J is starting with important distinctions in the law, just as human law students do. Our system is beginning with the deep study of several fundamental and consequential issues: (1) the distinction between workers who are employees and those who are independent contractors; (2) the classification of individuals as residents or non-residents for tax purposes; (3) the distinction between transactions yielding capital gains and income; and (4) the distinction between capital expenditures and current expenses. This building block approach means that Blue J will have complete mastery of the basics before moving on to more advanced topics. As Blue J takes on new areas of tax law, new abilities will come online.
Demonstrations and Events
Blue J Legal is in development. From time to time, we will allow Blue J to take a break from training to meet people and show off what it can currently do. If you are on our contact list, we will keep you informed about when and where you can try Blue J Legal for yourself.
Blue J Legal is a fast growing startup company spun out of the University of Toronto. It is led by Benjamin Alarie, Brett Janssen, Anthony Niblett and Albert Yoon. Blue J Legal is an invited member company of the 2015-2016 machine learning cohort Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, part of LegalX at MaRS, and is a proud supporter of the co-operative education program of the University of Waterloo.