Friday lunchtime lecture: Who'll run the law, wo(man) or machine?

Friday 06 January 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

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Interpreting the law requires years of study. In any case you need to carefully and objectively analyse the facts and judge them based on legal precedent and principles of justice.

Open data and digital technologies are arguably bringing about an unprecedented change in how we engage with the law, since more firms are adopting machine learning to help with due diligence, compliance and contract review. As legal aid budgets get smaller, is the legal sector ready for online dispute resolution to democratise access to legal information?

In this lecture, Callum Murray sets out what he foresees as the future of machine learning in the legal sector and the open legal data infrastructure that underpins it.

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About the speaker

Callum Murray is CEO of graduated ODI Startup Amiqus, which uses machine learning and open data to build tools that make civil justice available to everyone. Callum is also an RSE Enterprise Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he focuses on commercialising machine learning and the intelligent analysis of legal data.

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