CAGE-SMF briefing: Judge, Jury, and EXEcute File: The brave new world of legal automationFriday 8 Jun 2018
Policy Briefing Event, Thursday 7 June
In this joint briefing by Social Market Foundation and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), CAGE Research Associate Elliot Ash discussed the way technology is changing the future of legal decision-making.
Date & time
Thursday 7 June 2018
12:30 – 13:30 A light lunch will ber served from 12:00
The discussion will be broadcast live via Periscope on the SMF’s Twitter feed.
Social Market Foundation
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Developments in technology mean we are moving apace toward the automation of legal services, including contract reading and drafting, legal research, and even the ability to predict the decisions of judges and juries. Meanwhile, criminal justice agencies in both the United States and China have begun experimenting with automated decision-making, for example for choosing whether to release defendants on bail.
These are extraordinary trends, presenting both promise and pitfall. In this presentation, Professor Elliott Ash will discuss active research on models for judges and prosecutors which can predict decisions, and describe how they might be used to detect and reduce bias in legal decision-making. He will also discuss the substantial risks for these models, including the risk of replicating existing biases, or creating new ones. Join us for this timely and interactive discussion during which Professor Ash will outline the way technology is changing the future of legal decision-making, and share his view on the implications for the justice sector in the UK and further afield.
Professor Elliot Ash, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Warwick
James Kirkup, Director, SMF
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