Speaker Bio

Benjamin Alarie


Benjamin Alarie is CEO of Blue J Legal and the Osler Chair in Business Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Professor Alarie researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision-making, and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for excellence in teaching by the law school’s graduating class of 2009. Before joining the Faculty of Law as a full-time professor in 2004, Professor Alarie completed graduate work in law at the Yale Law School and was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has dozens of academic publications, and 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 a coauthor of several editions of a leading legal text on tax law, Canadian Income Tax Law, including the most recent 5th Edition (LexisNexis, 2015).

Session description
The practical side of AI. Where/when is AI applicable? What and who do you need to make AI work for you? Encompasses possibility vs limitation, what AI can and can’t do, where AI is heading, lessons learned, and more. This session features both the enterprise view (TR) and the startup view (Blue J Legal).

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