2nd Annual Conference of the Oxford Business Law Blog

Oxford | 8 March 2018, 2pm

Mordan Hall, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford

Horst Eidenmüller / Luca Enriques / Jennifer Payne / Kristin van Zwieten

The academic editors of the Oxford Business Law Blog invite participants for the OBLB’s 2018 annual conference.

Conference Overview

The rapid increase in computational power and the volume of available data stand to significantly transform the law: both the way we practice law, and the way law performs its societal functions. A defining feature of this transformation is the increased autonomy of artificial (computer) agents, and their ability to automate tasks previously performed by humans. Increasingly autonomous, data-driven processes create new challenges for law and policy. These include: how should the application of new technologies, such as machine learning, be regulated to provide adequate space for innovation whilst still protecting consumers and investors in increasingly disintermediated markets? How should data and privacy laws control the use and application of personal data in training autonomous systems? How should liability be attributed or distributed where a (semi-) autonomous agent causes harm or loss? How does legal education and training need to change to equip the lawyers of tomorrow with the skills needed to manage increasingly automated legal processes? And how should autonomous systems be designed so as to maximise their resilience to cyberattacks?  

Against this backdrop, the academic editors of the Oxford Business Law Blog have selected “The Law of Autonomous Systems and the Automation of Law” as the theme of its 2018 annual conference. This conference will be organized around 4 roundtable discussions, on the following topics: 

2-3pm:                         Smart Contracts and Dispute Resolution
3-4pm:                         FinTech
4-4.30pm:                    Coffee Break
4.30-5.30pm:               LegalTech
5.30-6.30pm:               Cybersecurity and Data Control

Conference Participation

 To participate in the conference please register here

About the Oxford Business Law Blog

Launched in March 2016, the Oxford Business Law Blog is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the reporting of new developments in all aspects of business law, broadly defined. The OBLB editorial board is presently comprised of Horst Eidenmüller, Luca EnriquesJennifer Payne, and Kristin van Zwieten, all from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law. The board is currently assisted by associate editors Nikita Aggarwal, Roderic Kermarec, Mika J Lehtimaki, and Konstantinos Sidiropoulos.

For any further enquiries please email oblb@law.ox.ac.uk