Our genesis began in 2014 with IBM’s Watson Challenge at the University of Toronto. Benjamin Alarie, an associate dean at the time, was approached to help judge the competition, a contest between students and startups to create commercial implementations for the technology company’s AI-powered super-computer.
Benjamin was intrigued by the possibilities of applying AI to tax law. By 2015, our first prototype was built. Within a year, the company began selling Blue J Tax commercially. Since then, the company has expanded its product offering to include Blue J L&E, Blue J HR and extended its Blue J Tax offering to the US market.
Today, Blue J Legal has established itself as a market leader in producing legal technology powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. With offices in Toronto, New York City, and Washington D.C., we are a cutting edge startup with a diverse and high-performing team. Our team includes law professors, lawyers, data scientists, management consultants, and engineers.