The Law Society is engaged in a year-long exploration of the use of algorithms in the justice system by public bodies, through our Technology and the Law Policy Commission.
The Commission is designed as a multidisciplinary policy exploration of the impacts and future potential of the use of algorithms in the justice system. Examining a range of issues, such as the role of regulation, the approaches to ethics, innovation and growth, increasing sophistication and accuracy and the future trajectories of development. The Commission seeks to convene insights from the full breadth of relevant and interested global experts – whether they be directly involved in the justice system or not. We are committed to ensuring that the Commission brings together the views from academia, human rights organisations, technology developers, lawyers, citizens, industry and public bodies.
The Commission is chaired by Christina Blacklaws (President of the Law Society), Sofia Olhede (UCL, Computing), and Sylvie Delacroix (University of Birmingham, ethics and law).
We have organised an evidence session in Cardiff, on the 7th February, 2-4pm, it is free to attend, details and information on how to sign up can be found here.