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Presentation Title: ‘AI & The Law’
• Hope vs hype
• Updates on practical applications
• Watson for lawyers & robot lawyers
• AI & predictive analytics / Off-the-shelf AI systems
• Examining the most important emerging developments.
(Panel Chairman) Prof. Richard Susskidn OBE, President, Society for Computers and Law
Prof. Daniel Martin Katz J.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
Professor Daniel Martin Katz is a technologist, scientist and law professor, blending education and thought leadership with quantitative analyses of law and society. Daniel teaches at IIT – Chicago Kent College of Law, is the author of the “MIT School of Law” and is an editor for a number of academic and industrial journals. Daniel’s forward-thinking ideas helped to earn him acknowledgement as a “Legal Rebel” by the ABA Journal and as a member of “Fastcase 50.” In addition to his academic work, Daniel is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of the consulting group LexPredict. Professor Katz received his Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of Michigan.
While at the University of Michigan, he was a fellow in Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Michigan Law School and a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
Prof. 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 concerns computational models of argument, with a particular focus on persuasive argumentation in practical reasoning and how this can be applied in domains such as law, e-democracy and agent systems. Katie holds a PhD in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Information Systems, both from the University of Liverpool. She has published over one hundred articles in peerreviewed 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 projects have concerned the development of intelligent tools for a law company, and realisation of tools to support e-democracy and legal knowledgebased systems.
Katie was Program Chair of the fifteenth edition of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL), held in San Diego, USA, in June 2015. She is Vice-President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law and in January 2016 she will take up the role of President of the Association.
Karl Chapman, CEO, Riverview Law
Karl is CEO of Riverview Law and has a long pedigree in starting, growing and managing successful companies. After reading law at Birmingham University, Karl joined Guinness Mahon Investment Management in 1985 and in 1987 was Money Observer’s top-performing UK unit trust fund manager.
In 1989 he set up CRT Group plc, a consultancy, recruitment and training business. Under Karl’s leadership CRT grew to a market capitalisation of over £600 million, sales in excess of £400 million with 2,500 employees in over 200 locations. In 1996 CRT sold 50.1% of its equity for £109 million.
Karl set up AdviserPlus Business Solutions, a leading advisory outsourcing organisation providing HR, and H&S solutions to organisations of all sizes, in 2001. He joined Riverview Law in 2011.