With each new law that passes or court ruling, the vat of legal knowledge in the world just keeps growing. Even the best legal scholar would have a hard time keeping abreast of it all — and the current search engines on products like LexisNexis leave a lot to be desired. ROSS Intelligence is a startup in our current class that is leveraging artificial intelligence to help people power through legal research efficiently and accurately.
When the concept of big data was first discussed more than 70 years ago, it wasn't taken very seriously, as many didn't know how to use it. One of the earliest examples came from American writer, inventor and genealogist Fremont Rider, who in 1933 was appointed a librarian at Wesleyan University.
It was just seven months ago that intelligent photo aggregator app Pixable sold to SingTel, the Singaporean telecom giant, in a $26.5 million deal. It was a very nice exit for the startup, and it would be understandable for its founders to take a well-deserved breather afterward.