ROSS Intelligence start-up lands $8.7M to augment legal research with AI

From TechCrunch:

Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research.

… “Bluehill benchmarks Lexis’s tech and they are finding 30 percent more relevant info with ROSS in less time,” Andrew Arruda, co-founder and CEO of ROSS, explained to me in an interview.

ROSS is using a combination of off the shelf and proprietary deep learning algorithms for its AI stack. The startup is using IBM Watson for at least some of its natural language processing capabilities, but the team shied away from elaborating.

But the most telling quote:

“The work ROSS is doing with law schools and law students is interesting,” Karam Nijjar, a partner at iNovia Capital and investor in ROSS, asserted. “As these students enter the workforce, you’re taking someone using an iPhone and handing them a BlackBerry their first day on the job.”

Interesting!

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