Get to know our speakers for the conference!
PhD, Professor, Research on Digital Resources, University of Helsinki, Department of Digital Humanities. More than 30 years experience on research of artificial intelligence, especially natural language processing, machine learning, neural networks, socio-cognitive modeling, and text and data mining focused on humanities and social sciences. Has served as a professor also in Helsinki University of Technology (currently Aalto University) in Professor Teuvo Kohonen's laboratory where he also received his PhD as well as in University of Art and Design Helsinki, Media Lab. His scientific discipline is difficult to define as he has studied and has research experience on multiple scientific disciplines. Digital Humanities based on Modern AI is a reasonable characterisation. Since receiving a brain cancer diagnosis in 2014, after successful treatments and returning back to work, has focused on positive applications of artificial intelligence in the society, most notably in the form of the Peace Machine concept. In late 2017, a book on this topic was published in Finnish and in 2018 translation into English, Chinese and Russian is ongoing.
Kimmo Nuotio is professor of criminal law. He has published on issues such as criminal law theory, comparative and European criminal law, and legal theory. Kimmo Nuotio was the Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute 2000-2001. He served as the director of the Finnish national doctoral program in law for many years (2007-2015), and he was the vice-director of the Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity Research (2008-2013), funded by the Academy of Finland. He is the former Dean of the Faculty of Law, and a member of the advisory board of the Legal Tech Lab. During the Fall of 2018 he will stay as a visiting professor at the Centre for Ethics of the University of Toronto.
Dory Reiling Ph.D. Mag.Iur. (1950) is a senior judge at the Amsterdam District Court. She is involved in designing the digital procedures in the civil courts in the Netherlands. She was a senior judicial reform specialist at the World Bank and IT program manager for the Netherlands judiciary. She regularly lectures on court IT at universities, judicial academies and postgraduate schools and works as an IT adviser to judiciaries around the world. She is also a co-author of the World Bank Handbook on Justice Sector Assessments. She was the acting expert for the Consultative Council of European Judges (Council of Europe) Opinion 14 on information technologies and the courts. Her 2009 book Technology for Justice, How Information Technology can Support Judicial Reform, is widely available in print, on line and as an e-book. Her publications can be found on www.doryreiling.com, her tweets are on www.twitter.com/doryontour and her Technology for Justice blog is on www.doryreiling.blogspot.nl
Indre Zliobaite is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki where she leads a research group on Data science and evolution with the main focus on developing computational methods for understanding biospheric and climate change. At Legal Tech Con she will talk about non-discrimination perspective of Artificial Intelligence. Zliobaite is one of the pioneering researchers of fairness and accountability in algorithmic decision making, and early contributor of discrimination-aware algorithms in early 2010s. She was a co-organizer of the first International Workshop on Discrimination and Privacy-Aware Data Mining (in 2012), and, as far as it is known, taught the first dedicated course in the world on Non-discriminatory machine learning (Aalto University and University of Helsinki in 2015).