Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission are launching the first of a series of public consultations about crucial legal reforms which will ensure the country is prepared for the introduction of automated vehicles.’

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Law Commission, 8th November 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

AI will prompt new contract law, says Supreme Court judge – OUT-LAW.com

‘Contract law will need to be updated, and new civil liability rules considered, to account for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services, a senior UK judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th October 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Robot judges less likely than AI-assisted judges, QC predicts – Legal Futures

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) is likely to be used to lower the cost and increase the speed of judicial decisions, a QC specialising in IT and algorithms has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 30th October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lord Hodge at East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China, Speech – Supreme Court

‘Financial Technology: Opportunities and Challenges to Law and Regulation, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China.’

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Supreme Court, 26th October 2018

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

New tech demands code of “cyber ethics” for lawyers – Legal Futures

‘The legal profession will have to develop “cyber ethics” to cope with the very different issues that the growing use of technology is having on the practice of law, a leading academic has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Clients “must be told whether legal advice is AI or human” – Legal Futures

Posted October 18th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, legal services, news by sally

‘As legal advice is increasingly driven by artificial intelligence (AI), a mechanism will have to be introduced to inform clients whether they are being advised by a machine or a human lawyer, a top judge has urged.’

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Legal Futures, 18th October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Councils using ‘hundreds of thousands of people’s data to try and predict child abuse’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Councils are said to be using hundreds of thousands of people’s data to try and predict child abuse, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Speech by Dr Victoria McCloud, Master of the Senior Courts: Rainbow Lives, Monochrome Laws – Reflections on law and identity – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Dr Victoria McCloud, Master of the Senior Courts: Rainbow Lives, Monochrome Laws – Reflections on law and identity.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st August 2018

Blockchain and AI “could underpin” future law firms – Legal Futures

‘A future where law firms are ‘distributed entities’ based on blockchain and smart contracts, and lawyers will add value by being “stronger” trusted advisers assisted by artificial intelligence, has been mapped out by futurologists.’

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Legal Futures, 13th August 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Algorithms, apps & artificial intelligence 2: Can data protection laws be used to challenge discriminatory tech? – Cloisters

‘This is the second article from Cloisters’ Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters examining discriminatory technology.’

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Cloisters, 5th July 2018

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Ep. 40: How AI and algorithms impact on regulation and adjudication – Law Pod UK

Posted July 30th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, dispute resolution, news, podcasts by sally

‘Law and Political Science Professor Cary Coglianese from the University of Pennsylvania, and David Lehr, a research affiliate at the Penn Program on Regulation and a student at Yale Law School, join Rosalind English to speculate on how algorithms and artificial intelligence will impact on regulation and adjudication now and in the future.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th July 2018

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Lord Chief Justice hails potential of big data and AI to reduce litigation and promote settlement – Legal Futures

Posted June 11th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, dispute resolution, news by sally

‘The Lord Chief Justice has called the ability of computers to use big data to predict outcomes “one of the most exciting developments of the age” and forecast the technology would be used to prevent litigation and promote settlements.’

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Legal Futures, 11th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Law Pod UK Ep. 34: Will AI outwit our laws? – 1 COR

Posted June 8th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, news, podcasts by sally

‘Rosalind English discusses with Professor Karen Yeung of Birmingham University the various opportunities and challenges presented to the law by Artificial Intelligence.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th June 2018

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Speech by the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby: the Family Bar in a Digital World – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby: the Family Bar in a Digital World.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 15th May 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Top judge predicts revolution in use of legal services and training of lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Technology will revolutionise the way we educate, train, and utilise legal expertise, a senior judge has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 10th May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: The Future of Law – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘In this lecture, the Chancellor will speak about his vision for the future of lawyers, courts and judges in the coming decades. He will mainly address the business lawyers’ environment, but will touch also on criminal, family and administrative matters. His thesis is that Fintech, Legaltech and Regtech will revolutionise the way we educate, train, and utilise legal expertise, and that whilst some of the changes may be slower than people expect, many will be much faster.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 9th May 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Can we build AI that doesn’t turn on us? Is it already too late? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 19th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘A report from the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has made a number of recommendations for the UK’s approach to the rise of algorithms. The report ‘AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?’ suggests the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks of AI outstripping human intelligence.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Bad news for barristers: SFO adopts AI-powered document review after successful test in Rolls-Royce case – Legal Futures

Posted April 11th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, barristers, documents, news, privilege by sally

‘The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has bought a document review system backed up by artificial intelligence (AI) to improve significantly its document analysis capability – and put out of work barristers who it previously used to identify material subject to legal professional privilege.’

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Legal Futures, 11th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

First digital mortgage added to Land Register as blockchain conveyancer adopts AI – Legal Futures

‘The first digital mortgage deed was entered into the Land Register today following collaboration and testing with Coventry Building Society and Enact Conveyancing.’

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Legal Futures, 5th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Robot junior clerk already processing hundreds of bookings and reducing human working hours – Legal Futures

Posted November 15th, 2017 in artificial intelligence, barristers, barristers' clerks, news by tracey

‘Billy Bot, the “robot junior clerk”, is now managing up to 100 new instructions a day from solicitors and members of the public, agreeing fees, booking cases, checking for conflicts and even making the coffee, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 14th November 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk