COHUBICOL researchers to deliver a tutorial on “Method for Evaluating Legal Technologies (MELT)” at the ICAIL Conference (19 June 2023, Braga)

Our postdoctoral researchers Pauline McBride and Laurence Diver, and affiliated researcher Masha Medvedeva (Leiden University), will deliver a tutorial on “Method for Evaluating Legal Technologies (MELT)” at the ICAIL Conference, on 19th June 2023 in Braga, Portugal.

The description of the tutorial reads as follows:

The impact of Artificial Intelligence on law is underexplored. There is not enough consideration at present of how AI technologies affect (i) legal outcomes, (ii) the legal protection of citizens, and (iii) the institutions and practices that underpin legal procedure and the Rule of Law. This tutorial is focused on the use of AI systems in legal practice, on the merits of constructive communication across communities, and on ethics and transparency. In this tutorial, participants will employ the method set out in the COHUBICOL Typology of Legal Technologies to reveal the wider impacts of AI technologies on law and legal protection, and to generate insights relevant to their design and deployment. The tutorial is built around The Typology as a novel, systematic, and cross-disciplinary method and mindset that is sensitive to the unique nature of the legal domain. Its message will be crucially important to legal tech developers and providers who are interested in the responsible design and deployment of their products.

Check for more information on the tutorial here.