CAILS

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Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (CAILS)

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (CAILS) established under the aegis of Institute of Legal Studies, GLA University, Mathura aims to facilitate discussion on issues at the intersection of Law and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on society.

AI today is being used by- administrators of law (judges, legislators, govt. officials, regulators, police), practitioners of law (Attorneys in litigation, legal analytics, case outcome prediction, legal document creation and assembly, computable contracts, legal research and law firm management). Through research and discussion, the Centre aims to explore current topics within the realm of AI and Law. For example: AI is automating some tasks in law traditionally done by lawyers, creating hurdles in employment. The Centre also aims to highlight the ethical standards in AI and Law today wherein bail or sentencing decisions for criminal defendants could be premised on biased data sets used to build these systems. There are also many privacy issues involved with the increased application of AI in law, by using machine learning to infer likely private facts about people based upon friend networks, tweets and credit score.

Through regular discussions and lectures, the Centre shall facilitate vivid understanding in AI and Law that shall help the potential audiences in handling issues pertaining to AI that impact our lives everyday and the way forward. The objective is to immerse the students, policy makers and civil society by sensitizing them on interaction between law, society and technology.

Action Plan for CAILS

  • Monthly Guest lectures (Second Saturday of every month)
  • Quarterly Seminars (January, April, August, December)
  • Annual National Conference (Once in a year)
  • Annual Journal (Once in a year)
  • Short Certificate Course on AI & Law (4 weeks)
  • Training Programs 
  • Research Papers/Working Papers

Leadership

Prof. (Dr) Avinash Dadhich
Director
Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (CAILS)
& Dean, Institute for Legal Studies & Research
GLA University

Prof. Dadhich is Dean & Professor of Law at Institute of Legal Studies & Research (“ILSR”), GLA University, Mathura, India. His areas of specialization are Global Competition Law, Global Anti-corruption/Fraud Law (FCPA & UKBA) & Law /Regulation of AI /Robotics. He has completed his Ph.D from Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom and LL.M from University of Toulouse 1, France on full scholarships and earned LL.B from Delhi University.

Prior to taking current position, he has worked as Professor & Dean/Principalat IFIM Law School, Bangalore and Professor of Law & Assistant Dean of Alliance Law School, Alliance University, Bangalore & Professor & HOD at Seedling School of Law & Governance, Jaipur National University,  Jaipur, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Manager ,Deloitte India LLP, Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young (EY) LLP, Competition Commission of India , Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, Paris, France & White & Case LLP, Brussels, Belgium.

In April 2015, he was invited as Antitrust Fellow by Department of States’, USA under International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) to visit New York, Washington D.C, Iowa City and San Francisco. He has also been a Visiting Research Scholar to various international universities of repute such as King’s College London, Max Planck Institute of IP and Competition Law, Munich, Germany and Institute of European Studies, Brussels, Belgium. He has delivered lectures at NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi, IIT Delhi, Indian Law Institute, Indian Society for International Law, The National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara, and Lyon Business School, Lyon & Science Po, Toulouse and Toulouse Law School, France.

Prof. Dadhich has attended and presented research papers at International conferences at Oxford University, The Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, University of Birmingham, University of Southampton, UK, Poznan University, Poland, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) Athens, Greece, King's College London, American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, Washington DC, European Commission, Brussels, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) , Amsterdam, Netherlands , World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland etc. He has published 10 articles and books reviews in Indian and international journals.

Nidhi Singh
Deputy Director
Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (CAILS)
& Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Legal Studies & Research
GLA University

Nidhi serves as a Deputy Director for Centre on Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (CAILS), Institute of Legal Studies & Research, GLA University. She has graduated as a Gold Medalist in Law from KIIT School of Law, Odisha. She holds an MSc in Law & Finance from University of Oxford on full scholarship as a Louis-Dreyfus Weidenfeld Scholar. She has previously researched on big data, artificial intelligence and algorithmic pricing mechanism from competition perspective at Oxford Law. She is currently enrolled as a JSM Candidate & SPILS Fellow at Stanford Law School, USA where her area of research encompasses examining Artificial intelligence, Blockchain technology and recent disruptive technologies from competition perspective.

Having worked on Virtual Competition as a scholar at Oxford, she was recently invited to present her work on this subject at Harvard Law School, USA, which was subsequently published by Global Antitrust Review, London. She has worked on issues at the intersection of Law, Science & Technology both as academics and as a practitioner of law.

Apart from practicing as an empanelled lawyer with the Delhi High Court, Nidhi serves an expert in Big Data & Artificial Intelligence at Institute for Internet & Just Society, Germany where she focuses on legal issues pertaining to emerging technologies. Nidhi has previously written for the World Economic and Financial Express on issues concerning Artificial Intelligence. She is also a Member of Delhi High Court Bar Association & Supreme Court Bar Association.

Board of Advisors

Nydia Remolina
JSM, Stanford Law School, USA, Phd (University of Zurich)

Nydia is a Research Associate at the SMU Centre for AI and Data Governance and an Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Management University. Nydia is also a member of the Swiss Fintech Innovation Lab at the University of Zurich where she is pursuing her PhD. She has more than 10 years of experience in the financial sector and her main areas of work and academic research include financial regulation, Fintech, digital ethics, AI governance, and the intersection of law and technology. Nydia has been an instructor for the Global Certificate Program jointly organised by Harvard Law School and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and has been invited to speak about Fintech and financial regulation at various international organisations and regulators, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Nydia has also acted as a Senior Advisor to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and she worked at Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York Office and Grupo Bancolombia, a financial conglomerate in Latin America, as manager of policy and regulatory matters. She has a Master in the Science of Law (JSM) from Stanford University and has graduate studies in Economics, Finance and Computer Science.