AI @ Thomson Reuters

Join Thomson Reuters Labs

Your expertise, complex problems, real world impact 

Thomson Reuters is a content-driven technology company with over a century of experience curating and classifying data and supporting professionals in complex domains that move society forward.

Embedded in this legacy is our team of AI-focused engineers, research and data scientists, and designers who work with some of the most comprehensive and richly enhanced legal, tax, and other professional datasets in the world.

Join us in building the next generation of AI-enabled solutions for legal, tax & accounting, risk, fraud and compliance, and media.

Please visit the Thomson Reuters Careers page for more information.

Applied Research Scientist

“My work provides me with opportunities to experiment, learn, and make meaningful contributions and connections.”

Sr. DevOps Engineer

“You get appreciated for everything you do and bring to the table. It’s a fantastic combination of work & personal life balance.”

Reasons our team loves it here:

  • Access to world-leading data and enterprise expertise
  • Diverse team and inclusive culture of world-class talent
  • Talented colleagues to learn and collaborate with
  • Opportunity for mentorship and career growth
  • World-class wellbeing benefits and resources
  • Access to industry leading learning tools and resources

About the Labs

Thomson Reuters Labs is the dedicated applied research division of Thomson Reuters. We are focused on the research, development, and application of AI and emerging trends in technologies. Working collaboratively with our stakeholders, we experiment, prototype, test, and deliver ideas in the pursuit of smarter and more valuable tools for our customers.

AI timeline

We have worked in AI for decades. The groundwork for much of this work began in the 1970s with Westlaw – one of the first online legal research services.

Research program

We are committed to a diverse program of machine learning research, from efficient neural training to learning with less supervision, human-centered AI and many other core capabilities with business-critical impact.

Ethical AI

We have drafted a set of AI Principles to promote trustworthiness in our design, development and deployment of AI.

Sample publications

Matthews, S., Hudzina, J., and Sepehr, D. (2022). Gender and Racial Stereotype Detection in Legal Opinion Word Embeddings. In proceedings of Thirty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-22), Vancouver, Canada. AAAI.

Song, D., Gao, S., He, B., and Schilder, F. (2022). On the effectiveness of pre-trained language models for legal natural language processing: An empirical study. IEEE Access, 10:75835–75858.

Norkute, M., Herger, N., Michalak, L., Mulder, A., and Gao, S. (2021). Towards Explainable AI: Assessing the Usefulness and Impact of Added Explainability Features in Legal Document Summarization. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA ’21, New York, NY, USA. Association for Computing Machinery.

Chinnappa, D. and Blanco, E. (2021). Extracting possessions from text: Experiments and error analysis. Natural Language Engineering, pages 1–22.

Song, D., Vold, A., Madan, K., and Schilder, F. (2021). Multi-label legal document classification: A deep learning-based approach with label-attention and domain-specific pre-training. Information Systems, page 101718.

For a complete list of 2022 publications, please click here.

Example projects


Westlaw Edge: Learn about our work with Quick Check on Westlaw Edge, from CJ Lechtenberg, Director of Westlaw Product Management and Merine Thomas, Director, Engineering working in Thomson Reuters Labs.

Innovation pipeline

Start with the end user

Identify and integrate the end-user • Apply a design thinking approach

Define the problem

Articulate the hypothesis • Understand what success looks like

Build and deliver

Prototype and test for viability • Iterate through to production

Join Thomson Reuters Labs

Working in AI for Decades  •  Guided by Our AI Ethics Principles  •  Flexible Work Policy  •  Competitive Benefits Package    

Labs disciplines and skills

We take a cross-functional approach to building solutions by having research and data scientists, engineers and designers involved at an early stage in our projects. By having embedded teams we can move quickly, identify obstacles and opportunities early, and ensure a diversity of perspectives on problem solving.

Research and Data Science skills

Machine Learning • Search + Recommendation • Natural Language Processing

Engineering skills

Software Engineering • Machine Learning + Data Engineering • Public Cloud

Design skills

User Experience Research • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Internships with Thomson Reuters Labs


Our internship program is designed to bring highly motivated and talented students and recent graduates into Thomson Reuters Labs. We offer the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology problems in the areas of legal, tax & accounting, media, and risk, fraud, and compliance. Thomson Reuters Labs internships provide a unique chance to gain invaluable experience in research, development, and delivery of AI and emerging technologies solutions.

Open internship positions are announced throughout the year and are typically a duration of around 6 months with flexible start and end dates, at Thomson Reuters Labs locations in Toronto, London, Zug, and Bangalore. We offer internships in Applied Research, Engineering, and Design. If you are interested in the Thomson Reuters Labs internship program, please explore our current job listings.

Want to know what it’s like working as an intern with Thomson Reuters Labs?

Everyone is approachable and kind, and there is no such thing as a silly question. Additionally, TR Labs uses cutting-edge methods to solve problems, meaning as an intern, you get to do challenging work and solve complex problems, which is not often the case.
What I value the most from my internship with TR Labs is the investment in the continuous training of the Labs Researchers. Every week there are opportunities for teammates to share knowledge about different aspects of AI Research and NLP Topics through team calls or lunch & learns.

Hear from our people

There is no shortage of meaningful and challenging problems to overcome when designing the future of professional knowledge work today. I’m grateful that I can apply my innately curious mindset and creative skills, contributing to many successes (and patents too!)
We put our intellectual curiosity to work in solving our customers’ problems. With high activity in academic and industry communities, we seek to empower our teams toward personal and career development.

Please visit the Thomson Reuters Careers page for more information.

Reaching Globally

Our team expands across the globe, operating across multiple sectors and geographies. Join a diverse team and inclusive culture of world-class talent.