Aspect members: University of Manchester, University of Bristol.
What is the project doing?
The proposed project will allow researchers to engage with the relevant commercial stakeholders (specifically AI firms, law firms and arbitral institutions) to ensure the careful and ethically appropriate integration of AI technologies into commercial arbitration processes through the application of the academic research conducted by the authors. One of the central aims of the project is to create a commercially viable and self-sustainable legal online platform that will enable knowledge transfer of the findings of the authors’ existing and future research to relevant businesses.
Why is this needed?
There is a widespread assumption that increased use of technology in legal services is always a “positive” development, this assumption is largely based on “utopian” claims about the capacity of technological development to improve legal practice, make it more affordable and improve the accessibility to legal services. Such assumptions need to be challenged to ensure the careful and ethically appropriate integration of AI technologies into commercial arbitration processes.
How can members get involved?
The project will start late 2022. For further information please contact Alex Riley