Powered by Ross is a Supercomputer Providing Aid in Legal Cases

By: Meghan Young - Feb 2, 2015
References: poweredbyross & psfk
Those familiar with IBM's Watson supercomputer may not find themselves exceptionally awed by the capabilities of Powered by Ross. That isn't to say, however, that they aren't impressive. Powered by Ross is a special program that builds off of Watson's celebrity status as a trivia machine. It provides a new law research service that will aid in legal cases.

Created by Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele and Akash Venat, current students at the University of Toronto, Powered by Ross is able to sift through thousands of legal documents, statutes and cases to provide an answer to a specific question. Psfk writes, "Ross’s responses include legal citations, suggest articles for further reading and even calculate a confidence rating to help lawyers prepare for cases."