Centre for Law, Technology and Society Engaged in $2.5 Million SSHRC Partnership Grant on Artificial Intelligence and Cyberjustice

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Three Faculty members from the Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS), Jane Bailey, Florian Martin-Bariteau and Amy Salyzyn, as well as Associate Member Jacquelyn Burkell, are co-investigators on a strategic $2.5 Million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project entitled “Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies.” 

The 6-year partnership will leverage artificial intelligence to prevent and resolve conflicts, to the benefit of justice stakeholders and access to justice. In addition to the $2.5 million from SSHRC, the project will receive $4.3 million from various partners of the project to carry out 16 research projects.

The project brings together a team of 45 researchers and 42 partners representing the world’s leading research centres on the implementation and use of technologies in the field of justice, litigants and legal professionals, and main users and purveyors of artificial intelligence for justice in Canada. Among the institutional partners is the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC).

Led by Université de Montréal’s Karim Benyekhlef, director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory, the Partnership includes Jane Bailey, CLTS Director Florian Martin-Bariteau, and Amy Salyzyn, as well as Jacquelyn Burkell, a CLTS Associate Member and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.

Beyond being part of the team, each of the CLTS researchers have been given leadership positions in the Partnership. Jane Bailey and Jacquelyn Burkell will co-lead the Working Group 3 on “Governance and Policy,” while Amy Salyzyn and Florian Martin-Bariteau are responsible for different research subprojects.

Moreover, the CLTS is an institutional partner of the Partnership, and will commit resources to ensure its success and an optimal knowledge dissemination strategy. The Common Law Section is also an institutional partner.

Congratulations to Professors Bailey, Martin-Bariteau, Salyzyn and Burkell!

Click here to learn more about “Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies.”

Click here to learn more about SSHRC Partnership Grants.

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