The robots are taking over, and the legal profession is not immune – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, legal profession, news by sally

‘Richard Susskind, IT adviser to the Lord Chief Justice, has spent many years looking into the future of the law. In a fascinating podcast paving the way for his new book The Future of the Professions and the updated Tomorrow’s Lawyers, he discusses with OUP’s George Miller the new world of technological advancements in the day to day management of dispute resolution. We have taken the liberty of summarising the podcast here and posting a link to the interview at the end of this post.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st August 2017

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Ready for robot lawyers? How students can prepare for the future of law – The Guardian

‘From algorithms and artificial intelligence to smart contracts, technology will transform the legal profession. Here’s what it could mean for law students.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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“Quick and dirty” online justice better than no justice, says Neuberger as he laments legal aid policy failure – Legal Futures

‘“Quick and dirty” online dispute resolution (ODR) is better than “no justice or absurdly over-priced justice”, the president of the Supreme Court has said in a wide-ranging speech that included a devastating critique of legal aid policy over the past two decades.’

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Legal Futures, 5th July 2017

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Law schools “trapped in the 1970s”, Susskind says – Legal Futures

Posted June 16th, 2017 in artificial intelligence, legal education, legal services, news by tracey

‘Many law schools are teaching law “as it was in the 1970s”, Professor Richard Susskind, IT adviser to the Lord Chancellor, has said.’

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Legal Futures, 16th June 2017

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Here comes Billy, the robot junior clerk – Legal Futures

‘Innovative chambers Clerksroom is building Billy.Bot, a ‘robot junior clerk’ that will do the work of a traditional barristers’ clerk and also provide basic legal information to online users, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 13th April 2017

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What happens when the robots get it wrong? – The Future of Law

‘As new technologies and automation start playing an ever more important role in the legal world, what are the risks in relation to negligence? As new technologies and automation start playing an ever more important role in the legal world, what are the risks in relation to negligence?’

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The Future of Law, 3rd March 2017

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The ‘robot lawyer’ giving free legal advice to refugees – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2017 in artificial intelligence, asylum, computer programs, news, refugees by sally

‘A technology initially used to fight traffic fines is now helping refugees with legal claims.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2017

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European Parliament calls for comprehensive legal framework for robotics and AI – Technology Law Update

Posted February 24th, 2017 in artificial intelligence, EC law, news by sally

‘Robots. Whether you love them or hate them, they are on the march. Many new consumer robotics products were on display at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, offering personalised help with controlling connected equipment and mundane household tasks. Robots and Artificial Intelligence are increasingly active in industrial fields like manufacturing and warehouse logistics (think Ocado’s new online shopping distribution warehouse, for example) and service contexts like banking.’

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Technology Law Update, February 2017

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

AI revolution could hit access to justice for people on low incomes – Legal Futures

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) could have a knock-on impact on legal services for poorer people, such as weakening pro bono assistance by cutting the number of commercial lawyers, according to a report by Professor Roger Smith.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2017

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AI watchdog needed to regulate automated decision-making, say experts – The Guardian

‘An artificial intelligence watchdog should be set up to make sure people are not discriminated against by the automated computer systems making important decisions about their lives, say experts.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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AI app that replaces lawyers “could be used in divorce cases” – Legal Futures

‘The technology behind an artificial intelligence (AI) app developed to help businesspeople draft confidentiality agreements will be extended to other commercial and consumer products such as wills, and may in time be suitable for family law cases, according to its creator.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2016

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EVENT: IALS – Artificial Intelligence: Oh, really? And why judges and lawyers are central…

Posted October 18th, 2016 in artificial intelligence, Forthcoming events by sally

‘Humans have made life very complicated. Software code now controls our lives, in power stations, refineries, medical devices, and banking to mention just a few areas. Motor vehicles are largely controlled by software, and aircraft totally controlled by software. People have been injured and killed because of the failure of software. The concept of artificial intelligence was first considered as the topic of a proposal dated 31 August 1955 for a “2 month, 10 man study of artificial intelligence be carried out during the summer of 1956 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire”. Governments have provided highly significant amounts of taxpayers money to fund people to conduct research in this area, and the spin-off technology is now used everyday. This seminar will consider the meaning of intelligence; some definitions of artificial intelligence and how to test for artificial intelligence, outlining the criticisms, and will then consider how judges and lawyers should be responding to the new world in which we live.’

Date: October 2016, 12.00pm-2.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, Charles Clore House, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Law ahead of other sectors in AI adoption and ambition – Legal Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2016 in artificial intelligence, legal services, news by sally

‘The use of artificial intelligence is more widespread in the law than in other sectors, and IT chiefs see more applications for it in the future, a survey has found.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2016

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Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in appeals, artificial intelligence, computer programs, fines, London, news, parking by sally

‘An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that chatbots can actually be useful.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2016

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Artificial intelligence mimics judicial reasoning – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, judiciary, law firms, news by sally

‘Computer programs can already match judges in decision-making, a conference highlighting the growing use of artificial intelligence in law heard last night.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd June 2016

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Neuberger urges debate over ethical implications of artificial intelligence – Legal Futures

‘The president of the Supreme Court last week called for a debate on the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) and for “greater prominence” for ethics in legal training.’

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Legal Futures, 20th June 2016

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Artificial Intelligence and the Law – BBC Law in Action

‘Artificial Intelligence has made great advances in recent years, with computer scientists developing cars without drivers, planes without pilots and mobile phones which can double up as a personal assistant. The legal profession is proving to be rich territory in the AI field too.’

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BBC Law in Action, June 2016

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Judges will need to get to grips with AI, says Lord Neuberger – Litigation Futures

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘Judges will have to learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI), the president of the Supreme Court has said, but there is “little point” in them worrying about the possibility of being replaced by it.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th November 2015

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The Law and Artificial Intelligence – BBC Unreliable Evidence

‘Clive Anderson ask how our legal system will cope in a fast-approaching world of autonomous cars, care-bots and other machines using artificial intelligence to make judgments normally made by humans.’

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BBC Unreliable Evidence, 7th January 2015

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