SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ROSS Intelligence is proud to announce that AmLaw100 law firm BakerHostetler has agreed to retain use of ROSS Intelligence's artificial intelligence legal research product, ROSS. ROSS Intelligence Co-Founder Andrew Arruda officially announced the partnership at Vanderbilt Law School's "Watson, Esq." conference in Nashville, Tennessee in April. BakerHostetler will license ROSS for use in its Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights team.
The ROSS platform is built upon Watson, IBM's cognitive computer. With the support of Watson's cognitive computing and natural language processing capabilities, lawyers ask ROSS their research question in natural language, as they would a person, then ROSS reads through the law, gathers evidence, draws inferences and returns highly relevant, evidence-based candidate answers. ROSS also monitors the law around the clock to notify users of new court decisions that can affect a case. The program continually learns from the lawyers who use it to bring back better results each time.
"At BakerHostetler, we believe that emerging technologies like cognitive computing and other forms of machine learning can help enhance the services we deliver to our clients," said Bob Craig, Chief Information Officer. "We are proud to team up with innovators like ROSS and we will continue to explore these cutting-edge technologies as they develop."
"BakerHostetler's commitment to the future of the legal practice and ensuring they continue to deliver the highest level of value to their clients completely aligns with our vision at ROSS Intelligence," said Andrew Arruda, CEO/Cofounder. "BakerHostetler has been using ROSS since the first days of its deployment and we are proud to partner with a true leader in the industry as we continue to develop additional AI legal assistants."
About ROSS Intelligence
ROSS Intelligence began out of research at the University of Toronto in 2014 with the goal of building an AI legal research assistant to allow lawyers to enhance and scale their abilities. In June of 2015, after receiving funding from famed Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, ROSS Intelligence relocated from Toronto, Canada to Palo Alto, California. Just ten months after they began teaching ROSS bankruptcy law, the company has been commercializing its first offering. The company is currently in the process of teaching ROSS a variety of other practice areas with the aim that every legal practitioner in the world will have ROSS as a member of their legal team.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country's top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice, and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $10 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit bakerlaw.com
SOURCE ROSS Intelligence