Koiré Chair - Inaugural lesson "Justice and Algorithms" with Professor Karim Benyekhlef - 19 November 2019

The inaugural lecture of the Alexandre Koyré Chair in Economic Law and Artificial Intelligence will be given by its holder for the 2019-2020 academic year, Professor Karim Benyekhlef, (Université de Montréal - Cyberjustice Center), on the theme "A short history of the Internet: the regulation of (by) technological artifacts". Grand Amphitheatre of the Faculty of Law and Political Science (Amphi 200) Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm
Koiré Chair - Inaugural lesson "Justice and Algorithms" with Professor Karim Benyekhlef - 19 November 2019

Karim Benyekhlef

Karim Benyekhlef is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal since 1989. He is the director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory, whose work aims to increase and facilitate access to justice by developing software tools and analysing the obstacles to their implementation, as well as their possible socio-legal impacts.


As part of the Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI) program funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), he led the project "Rethinking Procedural Law: Towards Cyberjustice" (2011-2018), an international team of some 30 researchers from more than 23 academic institutions in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. He is now leading the project "Empowerment of Judicial Actors through Cyberjustice and Artificial Intelligence" (AJC Project) as part of SSHRC's partnership program. This project aims to put artificial intelligence (AI) at the service of litigants and judicial actors in order to increase access to justice. AJC brings together for 6 years a multidisciplinary and international team composed of nearly 50 researchers and 42 partners representing research centres, public institutions, legal professionals, representatives of civil society and actors from the private sector.


He was the General Chair of the 2019 edition of the International Conference on Artficial Intelligence and Law held at the Université de Montréal. The Cyberjustice Laboratory was awarded the Prix Mérite Innovation by the Barreau du Québec in 2015.
Karim Benyekhlef was also the initiator of the first online dispute resolution projects (CyberTribunal Project, 1996-1999, eResolution, 1999-2001, ECODIR, 2001).

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The inaugural lesson will take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Faculty of Law and Political Science (Amphi 200) and will be preceded by a welcoming address by Professor Xavier Latour, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science.

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