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Mark Doble

Asking good questions: a guide

Of all the considerations that go into building Alexsei, memo quality is of supreme importance. In fact, this is the single metric on which most of our time, energy, and resources are focused. Without high-quality answers, the other benefits of using artificial intelligence—such as reduced cost and turnaround times—are pointless. While there are many factors

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Canadian Lawyer
Mark Doble

Alexsei was recently featured in a Canadian Lawyer article entitled “AI legal research tools save money, time and judges’ enmity”, written by Tara Vasdani of Mills & Mills LLP

In an article about how A.I. is being used by lawyers, Tara Vasdani of Mills & Mills LLP discusses the impact Alexsei has had on her practice.  While I encourage you to read the full article here, below are some of the highlights: “Having personally piloted a legal research software in Toronto over the last two months called

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Supreme Court of Canada
Mark Doble

Teaching and learning: Alexsei at the Supreme Court of Canada.

As part of our commitment to learning and teaching about legal A.I., a few of the Alexsei team presented our technology and capability to a select group of lawyers and clerks at the Supreme Court of Canada. What an honour and privilege it was! Now, who’s next? As you know, technology—and in particular artificial intelligence—is already

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Propelling AI with powerful tools, tech, and deep learning
Jean-Benoit Richard

Alexsei Joins NVIDIA Inception Program

Alexsei joins the Nvidia AI community Toronto, Ontario.—January 17, 2019— Alexsei today announced it has joined the NVIDIA Inception program, which is designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences. Alexsei is a core a technology that employs advanced machine learning and leverages the collective intelligence of all our users—from

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Techstars Announces 2018 Montreal AI Cohort
Mark Doble

Techstars Announces 2018 Montreal AI Cohort

Techstars has announced the first cohort of its AI program in Montreal. Announced in March, Techstars and Real Ventures partnered to launch the AI-specific program in the city, which boasts a strong AI ecosystem, including companies like Element AI and a growing presence of labs from Facebook, Google, and Samsung. The ten selected companies will spend

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Techstars Montreal AI
Mark Doble

Alexsei joins Techstars to continue building AI software for the legal profession

Alexsei is very excited to announce the support of Techstars’ Montreal, an A.I. focused cohort taking place in the fall of 2018.  While it’s been a few months already since Techstars and Real Ventures announced a new AI focused accelerator program in Montreal, today feels like the “real” first day. That’s right, we are finally welcoming the

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Legal solutions
Mark Doble

Alexsei’s take on point-first writing for legal research memos

Point-first writing is one of the most important guiding principles in drafting an Alexsei memo. Specifically, point-first writing requires a proposition to be stated clearly before that proposition is developed or supported. Laskin, J.A. stated the following in an article about writing more persuasive factums: Unfortunately, too many factums contain either point last writing or no-point-at-all-writing. Lawyers

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Legal innovation zone
Mark Doble

Alexsei partners with the Legal Innovation Zone!

Every day we are making great progress towards accelerating the development of legal research automation, and this past week was no different as we officially joined the Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University. Partnering with the LIZ not only serves as a tremendous source of validation for the innovation that Alexsei has achieved over the

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Legal solutions
Mark Doble

Two principles for crafting an Alexsei memo: deference and concision.

We are constantly thinking about legal research, and, in particular, identifying guiding principles for crafting an Alexsei legal research memo. First, it is important to understand that an “Alexsei memo” is different than most other kinds of legal research memos. There are a lot of similarities, for sure, but the differences are less obvious. The

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