After spending a summer at Goodmans, I got the chance to work for Kira Systems, a machine learning contract analysis platform that will soon be piloted at the firm. My job was to train Kira’s software to learn how to read contracts and search for particular provisions to do due diligence. Before starting at Kira, I didn’t know anything about machine-learning technology or artificial intelligence. I did know from my summer in Goodmans’ corporate practice a little bit about due diligence, a quintessential component of the summer or articling student experience, and how it can sometimes be a difficult and time-consuming task. Eugene Cipparone, the Director of Professional Support and a Knowledg
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