Event: AI & Law Conference 2022 

Date: 20 January 2022 

Mode: Online 

Costs: Free Registration 

About the Conference: 

Introduction to the technical fundamentals of AI

The conference will start with a lecture by Aljoscha Burchardt from the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), who will introduce us to the technical basics of artificial intelligence. This is of particular interest to those who have not previously dealt with AI in depth and is intended to provide basic knowledge for the subsequent panels.

Speaker: Aljoscha Burchardt ( German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence )


Natural Language Processing (NLP) & Law

The NLP & Law panel will then deal with the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the field of law. Law and its application are characterized above all by language. For example, the analysis of a contract for risky clauses requires a high level of language comprehension. The processing of language is therefore a central element of AI applications in the field of law. [Language: English]

Speaker: Ilias Chalkidis ( University of Copenhagen )

Prediction by AI (Prediction)

Prediction is another sub-discipline in the wide field of application of AI methods. It deals with the prediction of decisions or events based on historical data. In the legal context, the area of ​​application is extremely wide. The studies that deal with the prediction of judgment decisions generated media attention in particular. In the Prediction Panel we will find out how far away we are from a fully automated prediction of legal decisions.

Speakers: Ludwig Bull ( CourtCorrect ) and Joel Niklaus ( University of Bern )

Law as an ecosystem for AI

The panel will address the questions of how AI is currently being used in law (with a focus on the legal profession) and what the legal market as an ecosystem can learn from other industries. We will hear from different actors using AI in law and then compare the status quo with AI use cases in other industries. [Language: English]

Speakers: Jack Shepherd ( iManage ) and Pierre Zickert ( Hengeler Mueller )

Beyond Law – What does (and should) drive the implementation of AI in legal services?

In this panel we will try to understand what determines (and should determine) the implementation of AI in law, using philosophy, behavioral economics and business administration. Among other things, we will discuss the goals that AI research is currently pursuing and the importance of “frames” and robust processes in the design and implementation of AI solutions. [Language: English]

Speakers: Kenneth Cukier ( The Economist ), Ravit Dotan ( University of Pittsburgh ) and Anna Gründler ( deepset )

Regulation of AI

The AI ​​& Law Conference will conclude with a panel on the regulation of AI. Together with a wide range of representatives from politics, business and law, we want to pursue the question of how such a future-oriented disruptive technology can be regulated ‘ex ante’ to a reasonable extent to minimize any risks, without restricting development freedom and innovations and thus weaken the competitiveness of European companies. To this end, we want to deal with the draft regulation presented by the European Commission.

Speakers: Martin Ebers (Professor, President of RAILS ), Irina Orssich ( European Commission ), Ramak Molavi ( Mozilla Foundation ) and Stephan Zimprich ( Fieldfisher )

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