Webinar, Panel 1 | The Risks and Rewards of Emerging Technologies (1:22:10)

Panel One | The Risks and Rewards of Emerging Technologies
Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Ι  9:00 – 10:30 am

Language: Derek Ruths (in English), Jennifer Stairs (in English), Lorne Sossin (in English)

Accreditation: Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory (1 hr 15).
Formation dont l’admissibilité a été confirmée par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire, pour une durée de 1 h 15.

How do artificial intelligence and social media affect the legal system, and at which points do they intersect? This panel will explain the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and how social media transforms the way we look at the legal system. These new technologies continue to advance, transforming all aspects of society. Is the legal system ready to face the implications of such changes in the way we adjudicate?


  • The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench; Second Vice-President, CIAJ


  • Associate Professor Derek Ruths, Computer Science, McGill University; Director and Chief Data Scientist, McGill Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science
  • Ms. Jennifer Stairs, Communications Director, Executive Office of the Judiciary, Nova Scotia
  • The Honourable Justice Lorne Sossin, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario

2019 Annual Conference on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions”