Articles

Challenges Automating the Law: AI in the Legal Sector

I. Introduction Many lawyers debate whether technology should augment or outright replace humans in legal tasks. The difficulty with answering that question is that it is not clear what criteria...

Complex, but Clean: How Financial Technologies Should Be Developed to Promote Ethical Artificial Intelligence Systems

Dystopic scenarios where human jobs are performed by intelligent machines are not a novelty – they have been around since the 1920s, when Karel Čapek introduced the topic in his...

William Lovell, Head of Future Technology at the Bank of England (Event Report)

On Wednesday 24th of November, the OFLS hosted an interview and Q&A session with William Lovell, the Head of Future Technology at the Bank of England. Mr Lovell provided to...

The European Commission’s Investigation Against Apple for Allegedly Distorting Competition in the Music Streaming Market

On 16 June 2020, the European Commission, as the European market competition authority, commenced an in-depth investigation into Apple’s App Store, focusing on the contractual conditions imposed on music streaming...

Who Pays When a Robot Errs?

I. Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have been embedded into our lives in the form of smart home products, e-payment systems, and more. However, our interaction with AI systems pose...

The ‘Digital Revolution' and Democracy: The European Democracy Action Plan

In December 2020, the European Commission presented its European Democracy Action Plan aimed at fortifying national and European democracy across the European Union in the face of what the plan...

AI in Law: Presentation with Luminance

OFLS recently held the final workshop event of its Legaltech 101 Series which provided practical insights into the growing role played by artificial intelligence (AI) in law. The event, held...

Innovating Payment Services: Checkout.com speak to OFLS about their impact on the payments industry

Checkout.com is one of the fastest growing fintechs in the world. Founded by Guillaume Pousaz in 2012, the organisation has grown to be the fourth largest fintech globally with a...

The Premise and Promise of LegalTech

The excitement surrounding LegalTech is palpable. In fact, it is reaching such levels, both in terms of investment and academic interest, that its introduction into our everyday lexicon appears imminent....

Introduction to Decentralised Finance: Trusting a Trustless System

Does Decentralised Finance (DeFi) trump Centralised finance (CeFi)? This week Michael A. Bentley, an Oxford alumnus who founded Euler xyz, a permissionless lending protocol based on Ethereum, gave his views...

Legaltech 101 Workshop Series: The Truths about Law Firms & Technology

Led by Partner Shruti Ajitsaria, A&O FUSE is the Magic Circle firm’s in-house tech innovation incubator. It aims to provide innovative legaltech start-ups with experiential learning opportunities within the traditional...

OFLS Hosts Social Dilemma Panel Discussion

OFLS recently brought together Jeff Orlowski (Director of the Netflix Documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’), Dr Silvia Milano, Dr Brent Mittelstadt, and Megan Ma (pre-eminent academics in the fields of Law...