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The Wall Street Journal quotes Mark Bowman and Peter Feldberg in an article on Artificial Intelligence and Internal Software

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“Our IT is so good, let’s sell it, Firms Say” by Angus Lotem, The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal quotes Toronto and Calgary lawyers, Mark Bowman and Peter Feldberg, in an article on AI and Internal Software.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a Toronto-based law firm known as Fasken that has offices in Canada, the U.K., South Africa and China, in May launched a spinoff venture to market and sell its artificial-intelligence platform, among other tech tools.

The platform was developed in house over the past two years to automate a range of law office tasks, such as proofreading legal documents and searching for precedent cases.

The goal is to “automate as many tasks as possible for lawyers,” said Mark Bowman, a counsel in the firm’s corporate, commercial, privacy and cybersecurity practices who leads the new initiative, Meese AI. Mr. Bowman said his previous work as a software engineer helped him come up with the business, which plans to sell its products to Fasken clients, largely other law firms.

“From our perspective we have a tool internally that worked well for ourselves, and saw the benefit right away” of selling it outside the firm, said Peter Feldberg, the firm’s managing partner.