Paul L. Caron

Monday, September 26, 2022

University Of Toronto Hosts Premiere Of The A.I. Taxman Documentary

University of Toronto Faculty of Law News, The AI Taxman: U of T Law Prof is the Subject of an Educational Documentary:

As an expert in taxation law, University of Toronto Professor Benjamin Alarie, the Osler Chair in Business Law at U of T’s Faculty of Law, set on a path several years ago to change how legal research is done.

In 2015, he co-founded a legal tech startup with U of T Law professors Anthony Niblett and Albert Yoon. Blue J’s software draws upon artificial intelligence to provide instant and comprehensive answers in complex areas of tax, labour, and employment law.

“Artificial intelligence is not going to take your job – professionals who use artificial intelligence will replace professionals who don't use artificial intelligence,” says Alarie in the trailer to the Canadian documentary, The A.I. Taxman.

The film will have its big screen premiere at the Isabel Bader Theatre on September 29 [free registration here]. The event is co-hosted by Blue J, the filmmakers, UDocs, and the University of Toronto’s Future of Law Lab at the Faculty of Law. ...

The screening will be followed by a keynote address by Osler tax litigation partner, the Hon. Marshall Rothstein, C.C., Q.C., a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and an expert panel discussion with Bruce Ball, CPA Canada, vice president, Taxation; Susie Cooke, global tax & legal, KPMG, Canada; Heather Evans, executive director and CEO, Canadian Tax Foundation; and Maxime Guénette, assistant commissioner of the Public Affairs Branch and chief privacy officer at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The panel will be moderated Abdi Aidid, a newly appointed assistant professor in U of T’s Faculty of Law, who served for years as Blue J’s vice president of legal research.

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