Siri Meet ROSS

Designed by University of Toronto students, ROSS, a Siri-like prototype app for legal research utilizes IBM’s Watson computer technology to help lawyers and legal research specialists “power through legal research.” Like Siri, but designed for lawyers, asking ROSS a legal question will get you an “instant answer with citations and suggested readings from a variety of content sources.”

Here is a sampling of  what ROSS can do:

  1. Give you very relevant answers – not a list of results – to your natural language questions
  2. Learn from user’s questions – it learns and improves the more it is used
  3. Provide a consistent and easy to use experience no matter the device from which you access it

Although still in the prototype stage, ROSS is getting the backing of one large U.S. firm and shows great promise as an innovative legal research tool.


About Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is a business law firm, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving both publicly held and privately held businesses, governmental entities and high-growth industries. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, international manufacturers, national and regional financial institutions, agribusinesses, sports teams, university-incubated start-ups, media, utilities, cities and schools, to name a few. We strive to build strong relationships with our clients as key business advisors, to exceed expectations in the quality of our work, to be knowledgeable about our clients’ businesses and sectors, to be responsive to service needs and to continually seek to improve the delivery of client services. Our ultimate focus is on our clients.
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