Diver to speak at this year’s Gikii conference

Laurence Diver spoke at this year’s Gikii conference, with a talk entitled “Legal Tech, or the Story of Your [Legal] Life”. Based around Ted Chiang’s novella Story of Your Life and its 2016 film adaptation Arrival, the talk explored the implications of ML-based legal prediction. What do we stand to gain and, perhaps more importantly, lose in the adoption of automated predictions? Can we continue fully to count as human being in the face of this ‘actuarial’ approach to justice?