Lexion, a Seattle startup that spun out of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), this week rolled out a new Slack chatbot that can instantly find legal contracts.

The chatbot analyzes a request via Slack and locates relevant information based on viewing permissions that a legal team has set.

“This not only helps in-house legal teams save hours each week on fishing contracts for sales/support/biz dev/executives, but is especially valuable now as teams work remotely with Slack as their main means of communication,” said Lexion CEO Gaurav Oberoi.

It’s another example of companies adding features as the economic crisis changes how their customers work. Fellow Seattle startup Uplevel last week rolled out new tools to help managers measure engineer productivity in remote work settings.

Lexion raised a $4.2 million seed round last year. The company uses AI to help in-house legal teams get a handle on mountains of paper contracts. It’s led by Oberoi, Emad Elwany, and James Baird. Oberoi previously helped build BillMonk, a bill-splitting app that predated Splitwise, and also created Precision Polling, an automated survey startup that was later purchased by SurveyMonkey.

Lexion made CB Insights‘ annual list of 100 most promising artificial intelligence startups in the world.

Other AI2 spinouts include Kitt.ai (acquired by Baidu in 2017), Xnor.ai (acquired by Apple in January), LexionBlue Canoe, WellSaid Labs, and Panda AI.

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