Conflict Analytics Lab launches app for workers laid off during the pandemic

Published: 13 May 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, nearly two million Canadians have lost their jobs with many more facing employment uncertainties. For laid off workers, understanding their legal rights can be a daunting task in an already challenging situation.

The Conflict Analytics Lab, headed by Professor Samuel Dahan at Queen’s University and in collaboration with McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and other leading institutions, has launched MyOpenCourt, a free AI-powered platform that answers questions related to employment law and connects individuals to pro bono lawyers.

Data science expertise offered by Professor Maxime Cohen of the Desautels Faculty of Management, and Professor Jonathan Touboul of Brandeis University, enables the platform to predict court decisions and compensation workers may be entitled to receive.

About the Conflict Analytics Lab

The Conflict Analytics Lab (CAL) strives to build a fairer future by improving access to justice. They are experts in applying artificial intelligence to help resolve conflicts in a transparent, consistent, and innovative manner all over the world.

Housed at Queen’s University, the CAL combines academics, technology experts, and the legal industry to revolutionize the way we approach conflicts and better serve those who cannot afford traditional justice.

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