Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Litigation


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (09:00 AM-12:00 PM)

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30 m Professionalism

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  • Carole Piovesan
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP

It sounds like sci-fi, but artificial intelligence (AI) is already used in various legal capacities. For example, in bail and parole hearings in some U.S. jurisdictions, an algorithm informs judges of an accused's or prisoner's likelihood of flight or reoffending. The defence in these states has challenged the seeming lack of transparency and inherent biases of such systems—unsuccessfully. Some companies employ AI for dispute resolution, while corporate reliance on AI may lead to a new breed of litigation, not to mention the advent of driverless cars. We are on the precipice of change in civil litigation. Are you ready?

  • Find out whether we have a right to an explanation for legal decisions made by algorithm
  • Examine the associated privacy issues
  • Analyze the probative value of algorithmic decisions


  • Hersh PerlisDirector, Ryerson Legal Innovation ZoneRyerson University
  • Mona DattFounderLoom Analytics
  • Shelby AustinNational Service Line Leader, Strategic Analytics & ModellingDeloitte
  • Fernando GarciaCargoJet
  • Albert YoonUniversity of Toronto Law
  • Brooke MacKenzieMacKenzie Barristers Professional Corporation
  • Wolfgang AlschnerAssistant Professor, Faculty of LawUniversity of Ottawa Common Law Section
  • Simon WormwellBlake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Amy ter HaarOsgoode Hall Law School, York University

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