Connecting Industry Problems With Machine Learning Startup Innovations

October 26, 2016

DoubleTree Downtown Toronto

Produced by

Machine Learning

Fintech Conference


Benjamin Alarie


Blue J Legal


Benjamin Alarie, M.A. (Toronto), J.D. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale) is CEO of Blue J Legal and the Osler Chair in Business Law at the University of Toronto. Blue J Legal’s technology uses AI and machine learning to see through the fog of the law, rendering clear and unambiguous advice when professionals would typically offer advice in the form of “on the one hand, on the other hand.” At the University of Toronto, Professor Alarie researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision-making. Before joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, Professor Alarie was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada (2003-2004). Over the years his publications have appeared in numerous academic journals, including the American Business Law Journal, the British Tax Review, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Canadian Tax Journal, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and the University of Toronto Law Journal. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is coauthor of several editions of Canadian Income Tax Law (LexisNexis) and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for Excellence by the JD class of 2009.