Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Algorithmic Law and Society Symposium: 1-3 December 2021HEC Paris--Zoom Pre-Program, Registration and Program



I am happy to pass along information about the Algorithmic Law and Society Symposium scheduled for 1-3 December 2021 and held at HEC Paris--HEC Amphi Bellon S101, 1 Rue de la Libération78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France

The purpose of this symposium is to foster reflection among the academic and professional communities on the emergence of algorithmic law and its effects in contemporary societies.


Why this symposium ?

Our daily lives are currently impacted by ubiquitous decisions made by algorithms, as mathematical formulas and computer code establish instructions that shape the outcomes of markets, state, and society. Because orders embedded in computer programs command how reality ought to be, algorithms are normative and constitute algorithmic law. In this context, the idea of SMART – acronym for Scientific, Mathematical, Algorithmic, Risk, and Technology driven – Law becomes a perspective for analysis of new regulatory techniques already applied for taxation, fin tech, and banking, among other fields.

Importantly, critical analysis of select algorithms reveals that they may also be opaque, discriminatory, fraudulent, and unfair. Artificial intelligence and machine learning brings another layer of complexity to this brave new world of algorithmic law, especially because of demands for more transparency, the right for an explanation, and for algorithmic auditing.

Likewise, courts are already experimenting with digital justice, by moving from Alternative Dispute Resolution to Online Dispute Resolution. Algorithms are already trained to substitute repetitive work from lawyers and robots may identify similar claims, repetitive appeals, and analogous cases for purposes of unifying these files and providing a single coherent decision applicable for all of them. Exploring the borderlands of law, technology, and society, this symposium provides opportunity for interdisciplinary conversations on theoretical and practical issues, possibilities and contemporary challenges related to algorithmic law in our contemporary societies.


For those who can make it, the online pre-program is available via Zoom:ç


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021; 3.30.pm – 5.00pm

Chair: Pedro Rubim Borges Fortes, UFRJ

Paper: “Regulation and Human Rights in ASEAN’s Smart Cities Network: Promise and the Perils”, Alice de Jonge (Monash University)

Paper: “Toward A Practical Legal Rule Revision in Legal Debugging” – Ken Satoh

(National Institute of Informatics, Japan) and Wachara Fungwacharakorn (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Paper: “The Femtech Paradox: How Workplace Monitoring Threatens Women’s Equity” – Elizabeth Brown (Bentley University)

Discussants: Janine Hiller (Virginia Tech) and Winston Maxwell (Telecom Paris)

The conference is accessible via Zoom. The link for the meeting room is: https://hec-fr.zoom.us/j/97765828364

The Program follows below.

Symposium Program

HEC Paris

Building T – Room 206

Joint Event with HEC Data Day

5.30 pm– 6.30pm
Opening Keynote

The Automated State
David Engstrom (Stanford University)

Chair: David Restrepo Amariles (HEC Paris)

6.30pm – Cocktail

Building S, Amphi Bellon

8.30 am – 9.00am
9.00am – 9.15am
Introductory Keynote

Law in our Society
David Restrepo Amariles, Associate Professor of Law and AI (HEC Paris)

Panel I – 9.15am – 10.45am

Chair: Pablo Marcello Baquero (HEC Paris)

Paper: On Mapping Values in AI Governance, Geoff Gordon (Asser Institute), Bernhard Rieder (University of Amsterdam), Giovanni Sileno (University of Amsterdam)

Discussant: Fabien Gelinas (McGill University)

Paper: Brazilian National Council of Justice’s strategy in spreading AI models in courts, Luisa Hedler (Copenhagen Business School)

Discussant: Pedro Borges Fortes (UFRJ)

Paper: The Algorithmic Law of Business and Human Rights: Constructing a Private Transnational Law of Ratings, Social Credit, and Accountability Measures, Larry Catá Backer (Pennsylvania State University), Matthew. B. McQuilla (Pennsylvania State University)

Discussant: Erika George (University of Utah)

Coffee Break – 10.45am – 11.15am
Panel II – 11.15am –12:45pm

Chair: Pedro Rubim Borges Fortes (UFRJ)

Paper: Are all biases bad? The Case of Algorithmic Classification of Workers Samuel Dahan (Queen’s University)

Discussant: Matteo Winkler (HEC Paris)

Paper: Fairness of Credit Scoring Models, Christophe Perignon (HEC Paris)
Discussant: Frédéric Marty (CNRS, Université Côte d’Azur)

Paper: Going beyond the Common Suspects – To Be Presumed Innocent in the era of big data, Athina Sachoulidou (Nova Law School)

Discussant: Delphine Dogot (Université Catholique de Lille)

Lunch –12.45pm – 2.15pm
2.15pm – 3.00pm

Noise in Human Judgment and the Case for Algorithms
Olivier Sibony (HEC Paris)

Chair & Discussant: Alberto Alemanno (HEC Paris)

Panel III – 3.10pm – 4.30pm

Chair: Karim Benyekhlef (Université de Montréal)

Paper: From Poisons to Antidotes: Algorithms as democracy boosters, Paolo Cavaliere (Edinburgh University), Graziella Romeo (Bocconi University)
Discussant: Benoît Frydman (ULB)

Paper: Averting Enfeeblement and Fostering Empowerment: Algorithmic Rights and the Right to Good Administration – Migle Laukyte (Pompeu Fabra University)

Discussant: Caroline Lequesne (Université Côte d’Azur)

Paper: Political Bots Regulation from a Political Rights Perspective – Milène Hauri (University of Geneva)

Discussant: Stefan Larsson (Lund University)

Coffee Break – 4.30pm –5.00pm
5.00pm – 6:00pm

Designing for Digital Democracy
Cesar A. Hidalgo, Chair at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI)

Discussant: Jean-Noël Barrot (HEC Paris)

6.00pm – Cocktail

Building S, Amphi Bellon

09.15am – 10.00am

JuriBERT: A Masked-Language Model Adaptation for French Legal Text
Michalis Vazirgiannis, Professor of Data Science (Ecole Polytechnique -LIX)

Discussant: David Restrepo Amariles (HEC Paris)

Panel IV – 10.00am – 11.45am

Chair: Michalis Vazirgiannis (Ecole Polytechnique -LIX)

Paper: Writing in Signs Revisited: Contracting in Code? – Megan Ma (Sciences Po/Stanford University)
Discussant: Gregory Lewkowicz (ULB)

Paper: Catala: Moving Towards the Future of Legal Expert Systems, Denis Merigoux (INRIA), Liane Huttner (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Discussant: Rajaa el Hamdani (Télécom Paris)

Paper: Ant, an annotation software for RegTech, Raphaël Gyori (ULB)

Discussant: Damien Charlotin (AI Reporter/ University of Cambridge)

Lunch –11.45am – 1.00pm
Panel V – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Chair: Aurore Troussel (Université de Montréal)

Paper: Designing lawful machine behaviour: Roboticists’ legal concerns, Léonard Van Rompaey (University of Copenhagen), Robert Jønsson (CO:Play), Kathrine Elmose Jørgensen (University of Copenhagen)

Discussant: Susan Sterett (UMBC)

Paper: Law and Technology in the US Law School Industry – John Haskell (The University of Manchester)

Discussant: Manuel Gomez (Florida International University)

Paper: The spread of Legal Tech Solutionism and the need for Legal Design – Siddharth Peter de Souza (Tilburg University)

Discussant: Laura Galindo-Romero (OECD)

Coffee Break – 2.30pm –3.00pm
Panel VI – 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Chair: Arnaud van Waeyenberge (HEC Paris)

Paper: The Risks of Trustworthy AI – The Case of ETIAS, Charly Derave (ULB), Nathan Genicot (ULB) and Nina Hetmanska (ULB)

Discussant: Christopher Markou (University of Cambridge)

Paper: Machines that Make and Keep Promises – Lessons for Contract Automation from Algorithmic Trading on Financial Markets – Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen (CEU), Helen Eenmaa (University of Tartu) and Maya Mitre (Copenhagen Business School)

Discussant: Johan Hombert (HEC Paris)

Paper: Avoiding Vendor Lock-In for Digital Services on Platforms: Human Interests, Data Interoperability and Technology Standards – Serge J.H. Gijrath (Leiden University)

Discussant: Claudio Cipollini (University of Amsterdam)

4.30pm – 4.45PM
Closing of the event

Pedro Rubim Borges, UFRJ

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