Prof. Benjamin Alarie featured in Maclean's on the impact of AI on law

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Prof. Benjamin Alarie, a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law who teaches in the GPLLM program, is featured in an article in Maclean's magazine about the disruptive potential of artificial intelligence on the practice of law ("Big law is having its Uber moment," Jan. 16, 2017). The article opens:

Benjamin Alarie, a law professor at the University of Toronto, 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, or AI. But the more he thought about it, the more it made sense. Now he’s leading the march of the machines into oak-panelled law offices right across the country—no doubt to the chagrin of thousands of lawyers (and perhaps a few former students) whose jobs could soon be at risk.

Read the full article on the Maclean's website.