Conference Programme

21–22 March 2019

University of Surrey, School of Law, Moot Room (Frank Whittle Building) AB 05

Guildford GU2 7XH

Day 1: 10:00–17:00

10:00: Welcome Address

10:15–11:25: Panel 1

Automation of legal services: Ben Allgrove (Baker McKenzie), Charles Kerrigan (CMS), and Robert Peake (Venner Shipley), Giuseppe Vaciago (LT42 S.r.l. & HTLAW firm); Moderator Ryan Abbott (University of Surrey)

11:25–11:40: Break

11:40–12:40: Panel 2

Ethical dimensions of AI regulation: Payam Barnaghi (University of Surrey), Paolo Boado (Rajah & Tann), Sylvie Delacroix (University of Birmingham), Jon Machtynger (Microsoft); Moderator Ira Lindsay (University of Surrey)

12:40 – 13:40: Lunch

13:40 – 15:10: Paper 1

Sylvie Delacroix (University of Birmingham), The need to distinguish between `social ordering by means of algorithms’ and `algorithmic regulation' -- Paper here; Commentator Marie Newhouse (University of Surrey)

15:10–15:30: Break

15:30–17:00: Paper 2

David Thaw (University of Pittsburgh), Hacking Democracy -- Paper here; Commentator Alex Leveringhaus (University of Surrey)

17:00–17:30: Networking

Day 2: 10:00–17:00

10:00–11:00: Panel 3

Government and Public Discourse: Bryan Casey (Stanford University), Alex Leveringhaus (University of Surrey), Ira Lindsay (University of Surrey), David Thaw (University of Pittsburgh); Moderator Josh Andresen (University of Surrey)

11:00–11:15: Break

11:15-12:45: Paper 3

Bryan Casey (Stanford University), You Might Be a Robot -- Paper here. Commentator: Kenneth Ehrenberg (University of Surrey)

12:45–13:45: Lunch

13:45–14:45: Panel 4

Cases from Industry and Disruption in Law: Federico Ast, CEO of Kleros (The Blockchain Dispute Resolution Layer), Mikolaj Barczentewicz (University of Surrey), Rossana Deplano (Leicester Law School); Santiago Wortman Jofre (Queen Mary Law School); Moderator Carla Bonina (Surrey Business School)

14:45–15:00: Break

15:00–16:30: Paper 4

Christopher Markou (University of Cambridge), Governance by Numbers When Numbers Don’t Lie: Dataism, Smart Cities, and the Architecture of the Legal Singularity; Commentator Mikolaj Barczentewicz (University of Surrey)

16:30–17:00: Networking