AI for the Worker

IRIQ and Launches Australia’s First Chatbot to Assist Workers in Unfair Dismissal Cases

IRIQ Law have partnered with Blackbook AI to design and launch RIQI in November following extensive testing over the last 12 months. 

December 5, 2019

RIQI the Chatbot, designed by people with legal knowledge, built by a local AI firm, and powered by Amazon Lex, will be available on IRIQ Law’s website 24/7 to assist employees who are having difficulties at work in regard to unfair dismissal, unlawful terminations, workplace bullying, workplace discrimination, underpayments and general protections. Today RIQI is released for private preview at . With official launch scheduled prior to Christmas.

RIQI will ask relevant questions, seek information and provide an opportunity for employees to upload relevant documents.  For a modest fee RIQI will advise the employee whether they have a likely case, warn the employee about how long they have to file a claim and arrange for someone to contact them the next business day.

Behind the scenes, RIQI will securely capture the data and send the required information to a solicitor so that the employee’s file can be opened efficiently, and the matter progressed. RIQI will automate a great deal of the information collection required and the solicitor will then have an opportunity to address any further requirements and ensure their professional obligations are met. Chief Executive Officer of Blackbook, Thuy Lam explains “the careful analysis of legal flows broken down to the lowest level, can have a positive impact on the future of artificial intelligence in the legal profession.”

Following the launch of RIQI, IRIQ Law and have plans to further integrate client file creation with Practice software, streamlining file openings, cost disclosure obligations and file management.  IRIQ Law and Blackbook will also be looking to work with other law firms who are interested in utilising RIQI’s unique abilities.

IRIQ Statement

IRIQ Law Managing Legal Practitioner Director, Theresa Moltoni says RIQI will assist law firms to provide a richer experience for clients, efficiency and cost savings with a careful regard for the proper exercise of professional obligations built into each process. Statement

RIQI provides 24/7 access for the worker to obtain legal adviceallowing much quicker and cheaper access to advice than booking to see a lawyerUsing Natural Language ProcessingRIQI has the ability to chat with workers in a normal manner instead of the legal speak. AI allows for quick diagnosis of a worker’s in/out eligibility and can provide lawyers with information to augment the process for more complex questions.”

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About IRIQ Law

IRIQ Law is a specialist Employment Legal Practice providing a range of workplace legal and consulting services across Australia.  We provide employees and employers with practical legal advice, advocacy and solutions.  We were born in Brisbane in 2008 and since then have continued to grow offering services across Australia.  We are thought leaders in our field, providing a full range of legal and non-legal workplace services with a track record of innovation, we are highly regarded by throughout the industry and by our clients.