An Ethical Artificial Intelligence: LegalTech in Southern California

Many are wary of artificial intelligence (AI). Even Elon Musk, the business magnet behind the push for autonomous vehicles, has expressed concerns about a world in which machines outpace humans. Musk is not alone. Legal practitioners are equally skeptical of the proliferation of artificial intelligence. Some point to their deployment in the criminal justice system. Courts and corrections departments across the United States now use algorithms to help determine a defendant’s risk of committing another crime or failing to appear for a court hearing. These algorithmic outputs (purchased from private businesses) inform decisions about bail, sentencing, and parole, raising concerns about the black-boxed nature of proprietary softwares as well as the hidden biases programmed into these technologies.

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ACCESS TO THE LAW THROUGH DATA

Democratizing access to the law by making state trial court records and legal data more accessible is a necessary step in bringing greater transparency to the US judicial system… but why? This week, we’re chatting to Nicole Clark. Nicole is the CEO and Co-Founder of Trellis, a comprehensive AI-powered state court research and analytics platform that focuses on providing insight into how specific legal issues are decided across counties and states… as well as much more! Before co-founding Trellis, Nicole was an Associate and Associate Attorney at Newmeyer Dillion and Andrews Lagasse Branch & Bell LLP. Nicole has experience as a business litigator, labour and employment Attorney and she has a wide range of experience in handling litigation in state and federal courts, regularly representing multinational corporations. 𝐒𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧? You can catch Rob Hanna and Nicole talk about:

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