June 17-21, 2019 | Montréal (Qc.)

 The 2019 edition of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL) will be held at the Cyberjustice Laboratory, University of Montreal, directed by Karim Benyekhlef.

The conference is held biennially under the auspices of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) and in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGAI).  The conference proceedings are published by ACM.

The Cyberjustice Laboratory

As a pioneer in research on cyberjustice and the implementation of technology towards the moder­nization of the justice system, the Cyberjustice Laboratory is unique in its kind. Based on a mul­tidisciplinary approach, it assembles stakeholders, legal professionals, public actors and academics to rethink the justice system and both overcome its modern challenges as well as improve access to justice. The Cyberjustice Community is international in scope and is composed of state actors (Minis­tries of Justice), local and judicial actors, private companies and academics worldwide.

The Cyberjustice Lab is pursuing the Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies (ACT) project, a research partnership gathering 45 researchers and 42 partners. In order to carry out its 16 research subprojects, ACT can rely on a grant from the canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as well as contributions from the partners. This 6 years project aims to harness artificial intelligence potential to develop technologies to both prevent and resolve disputes and that are tailored to the needs of judicial actors based on identified impacts of AI on the legal, psychological, social, ethical and cultural aspects of the justice system.

In addition to all its groundbreaking research, the Cyberjustice Laboratory is also preparing for the future of justice: it researches the application of artificial intelligence to the legal sector through smart and automated solutions. In this vein, it collaborates with a number of unique and high-ranking research centers – including MILA and IVADO – in the field of AI, the legal sector and the justice system to work towards developing such applications.

Not only does the Cyberjustice Laboratory work towards building an innovative and avant-garde theo­retical framework for cyberjustice, but it also implements its own results through the development of tools tailored to the legal field. To this effect, the Laboratory’s tech team develops software and applications to offer technological solutions geared towards enhancing the justice system. Those applications are used by public institutions, such as the Office de protection du consommateur (Consumer Protection Agency of Quebec) or the Condo Authority Tribunal of Ontario.

The Cyberjustice Lab believes that technology, and especially AI, could offer the promise of redefining the judicial system’s limitations and increasing the autonomy of its stakeholders by empowering them to enforce their rights.



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