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Developments in Research on Artificial Intelligence & Law

Presentation Title: ‘Developments in Research on Artificial Intelligence and Law’

Podcast Overview:

Ahead of the British Legal Technology Forum 2018, listen to an exclusive interview with Katie Atkinson – Head of Department of Computer Science at University of Liverpool where she discusses:

  • AI being at the forefront of legal service innovation, not just through integration but also development of unique solutions embracing AI and ML. Katie gives her views on where she sees the next steps advancing to and how she envisions the legal community can keep abreast of these developments
  • The untapped R&D areas in AI and its full potential and capacity is still unknown – will issues arise for the sector?
  • The University of Liverpool have been undertaking great collaborative projects within the legal community, will this progress further over the next few years?
  • What barriers the community are still facing when it comes to disruptive technologies
  • What she is most looking forward to at British Legal Technology Forum

Katie Atkinson  – Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool

Katie Atkinson is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her research is focused on the topic computational models of argument, with a particular emphasis on persuasive argumentation in practical reasoning and how this can be applied in domains such as law, e-democracy and AI systems. She has published over one hundred articles in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, both specifically within the field of AI and Law, and more generally within the topic of artificial intelligence. Katie’s work covers both theoretical and applied aspects; recent collaborative projects have involved the development of intelligent tools for law companies, and realisation of tools to support e-democracy and legal knowledge-based systems. Katie was Program Chair of the fifteenth edition of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law held in San Diego, USA in June 2015. She served as President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) in 2016 and 2017.