A co-founder of ROSS Intelligence, Arruda has built a legal research engine that uses artificial intelligence to provide everything from citations to full legal briefs. "Research itself takes up 20 per cent of a lawyer's time, so we're able to cut down that time from hours to minutes, if not seconds," said Arruda. "A lot of times your everyday person is unable to really afford a lawyer so our goal really with our tool is to democratize the law."
Arruda credits his education at the U of S for shaping his career. "The institution really allowed us to think outside the box and gave us the confidence that we could do anything."
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