Over the past several years, associate professor of mathematics Jonathan Touboul and several of his colleagues in Canada have used artificial intelligence to analyze court rulings in Canada’s labor law cases.

They developed a series of algorithms that could predict the amount of termination pay a laid-off employee would get if she took her case to court before a judge.

With nearly two million Canadians out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Touboul and his collaborators saw an opportunity to help.