Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies and AI

16 subprojects – 45 researchers – 42 partners

Gathering the leading experts in Montreal for 6 years of research

The Cyberjustice Laboratory is pleased to announce the ACT (Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies) research partnership. Led by Professor Karim Benyekhlef, Director of the Laboratory, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Partnership Grants program, ACT aims to increase access to justice through the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

Over the next 6 years, ACT will be able to count on a multidisciplinary and international team of 45 researchers, as well as 42 partners including research centers, public institutions, legal professionals, representatives from civil society and private sector actors.

In order to carry out its 16 research projects, ACT can rely on a $2.5 million grant from the SSHRC, as well as $4.3 million in contributions from its various partners. The partnership will also benefit from the Cyberjustice Laboratory’s unique research infrastructure, which consists of technological courtrooms and a computer laboratory. Furthermore, ACT researchers will be able to rely on the project’s partners to hold simulations in order to test artificial intelligence algorithms that could later be deployed within the judicial system.

The work conducted by ACT researchers and partners will help provide a better understanding of the socio-legal and ethical issues stemming from the integration of artificial intelligence tools within the judicial system. Their work will also focus on the design and simulation of technological tools for conflict prevention and resolution. After an inventory and analysis of the practical applications of AI for law and justice in Canada and abroad, the team will be able to propose best practice guides and a governance framework that should allow decision-makers to develop informed public policies based on high quality scientific work.


Concrete deliverables will be proposed to our partners

– Departments of Justice and public institutions
– The main administrators of judicial data
– The institutional sector
– Social and community activists
– Legal professionals and the legaltech industry
– Universities and specialized research centers


More informations :

Press Release PDF

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 21 février 2023 à 12 h 01 min.