Facial recognition tech ‘should be dropped over race issues’ – BBC News

‘Black and minority ethnic people in the UK could be falsely identified and questioned as police have not tested facial recognition systems on enough non-white faces, say campaigners.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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The Data Protection Act v Machine Learning Algorithms – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 13th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, data protection, news by sally

‘Machine learning algorithms increasingly regulate our lives making decisions about us in finance, education, employment and justice. Ultimately, it will become pervasive in most, if not all aspects of decision making in the foreseeable future. But what is a machine learning algorithm? How does it decide? What rights do data subjects have? This article aims to answer all three of these questions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th May 2019

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Facial recognition wrongly identifies public as potential criminals 96% of time, figures reveal – The Independent

‘Facial recognition technology has misidentified members of the public as potential criminals in 96 per cent of scans so far in London, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 7th May 2019

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Rape cases ‘could fail’ if victims refuse to give police access to phones – The Guardian

‘Victims of rape and serious sexual assault who refuse to give police access to their mobile phone contents could allow suspects to avoid charges, two top officials have said.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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More universities are teaching lawtech – but is it just a gimmick? – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, legal education, legal services, news, universities by michael

‘Eager to be ahead of the curve, universities have started to offer specialist modules. Should lawyers believe the hype?’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2019

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Ethical impacts from AI “unimaginable”, says EU think tank – Legal Futures

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) software poses risks to society including tracking and identifying individuals, ‘scoring’ people without their knowledge, and powering lethal autonomous weapons systems, an influential EU group has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 11th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Finding an ethical way forward for Artificial Intelligence – Technology Law Update

Posted March 26th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, data protection, news, privacy by sally

‘Artificial intelligence is making an impact in real-world situations, from agritech to music composition, and healthcare data analysis to customer service. As the technology expands, this is an important moment for establishing a competitive advantage.’

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Technology Law Update, 25th March 2019

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Let robots own property, Supreme Court justice suggests – Legal Futures

Posted March 20th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, judges, news by sally

‘Computers using artificial intelligence (AI) could be given separate legal personalities enabling them to own property, a Supreme Court justice has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 19th March 2019

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Susskind: Lawyers wrong to think technology cannot replace them – Legal Futures

Posted March 20th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, legal profession, legal services, news by sally

‘Lawyers are wrong to think that there are tasks beyond technology that only they can carry out, Professor Richard Susskind has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 20th March 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lord Chief Justice sets up advisory group for judiciary on Artificial Intelligence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 8th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, judiciary, news by sally

‘The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, has set up an advisory body to inform the judiciary about developments in artificial intelligence (AI).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th March 2019

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Ep 71: Robot Rules with Jacob Turner – Law Pod UK

Posted March 6th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, barristers, legal services, news by sally

‘Rosalind English interviews Jacob Turner, barrister and author of a thoroughgoing analysis of the law and its capacity for operating in a world where computers are taking over all the transactions. Is Artificial Intelligence an entirely new legal phenomenon?’

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Law Pod UK, 4th March 2019

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Lord Chief Justice sets up advisory group on Artificial Intelligence – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 5th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, courts, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘To make sure the Judiciary of England and Wales is fully informed about developments in artificial intelligence (AI), the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, has set up a new advisory body.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 4th March 2019

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Lawyers “must make way” for justice innovation to take hold – Legal Futures

Posted February 8th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, legal profession, legal services, news, paralegals by sally

‘A report on global access to legal services has identified established legal professions led by lawyers as a block to progress and urged them to step aside in favour of non-lawyer leaders who can be relied on to bring in necessary reforms without self-interest.’

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Legal Futures, 8th February 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning – The Guardian

‘The rapid growth in the use of computer programs to predict crime hotspots and people who are likely to reoffend risks locking discrimination into the criminal justice system, a report has warned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2019

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Research to probe ethical issues raised by legal technology – Legal Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in artificial intelligence, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘A project to look at the ethical and others issues issues that technology raises for legal services and their regulation has been launched by the Legal Services Board.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd January 2019

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Speech by Senior President of Tribunals: The Modernisation of Justice – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Senior President of Tribunals: The Modernisation of Justice.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th December 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov

Artificial intelligence set to free solicitors from lower-level work: SRA – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 12th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, legal services, news, solicitors by sally

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) will free up solicitors from lower-level work to carry out more complex tasks, a new report from the Solicitors Regulation Authority has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th December 2018

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SRA: Law firms must be able to explain decisions made by AI – Legal Futures

Posted December 11th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, law firms, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘Law firms must be able to explain “automated decisions”, including those involving artificial intelligence (AI), the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 11th December 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: First International Forum on Online Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: First International Forum on Online Courts.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 6th December 2018

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Legal Technology – the future of legal services – Legal Futures

‘One way of viewing the current legal services market is that the legal profession is locked in a race to the death with non-qualified providers, tempted by the lucrative chunk of legal work that is not reserved to qualified lawyers and which forms a big part of their income.’

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Legal Futures, 5th December 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk