ARBITRATION X TECHNOLOGY: A CALL FOR AWAKENING?
- Arbitration X Technology: A Call for Awakening
On the December 5th 2018 the first conference of the Arbitration X Technology saga, was held in Paris, at the premises of Sciences Po Law School. Practitioners, scholars and students of the international arbitration community were gathered in Amphithéâtre Erignac to present, discuss, and argue on the stake of arbitration amidst the technological evolution. The conference was organized by the Sciences Po Arbitration Society (SPAS), under the framework of the LL.M in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement (T.A.D.S). The former is an autonomous association that aims to bring together Sciences Po alumni, future graduates, lawyers and academics interested in the law and practice of arbitration.
This first part of an upcoming Arbitration X Technology series of events, was, indeed, a true “Call for Awakening”. Highly regarded scholars and practitioners, addressed the most pressing questions on the topic, in order to set the baseline of the interaction between technology and arbitration: What is the stake of AI in dispute resolution?; what does the GDPR means for arbitration?; could cybersecurity and request for confidentiality coexist?; and would smart contract disputes even need arbitration? The speakers, under the direction of the moderator, Peter Rosher, gave answers and trigged even more questions, thus setting the scene for further exploration.