1.11. Machine-Readable Law: Help or Hype?

Wednesday, May 19
15:00 - 16:00

Channel 3
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Track: 1. Smart Society
Discussion session

The use of artificial intelligence technologies and other means of legal processes automation increasingly affects legal issues. This trend includes the possibility of making legally significant decisions in relation to a person on the basis of automated information processing and possible discrimination in the provision of services. On the other hand, the development of digital platforms and digital communications makes it possible to implement a number of mechanisms that increase the predictability and transparency of law enforcement processes, ensuring the automation of such processes as collection and verification of reports, as well as the automation of control procedures.

Possible scenarios of information technologies implementation in the field of law are actively researched these days in various countries of the world. Research is carried out by specialists from the Skolkovo Foundation, the CodeX Research Center at Stanford University, the MIT Computational Law Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Center for Computational Law at the Singapore University of Management. One of the main directions is the representation of norms and obligations in formal languages. They have to be understandable, and in some cases - executable by modern intelligent systems.

Taking into account the need to preserve legal instruments that ensure a balance of interests of all participants in public relations, it is proposed to discuss the possibilities and prospects of using the description of law in formal (machine-readable) languages, especially with regard of norms set by the regulator and applied by market players.

Hypotheses to be discussed:

  • The use of reliably working algorithms of machine-readable law will not only ensure the development of new technologies, but will also provide the necessary and sufficient guarantees for the effective implementation and protection of citizens' rights in such complex processes as investments using new technologies (retail and (or) institutional investors), both reasonable and ethical use of personal data, compliance with the requirements for the safety and efficiency of software in the field of healthcare, unmanned vehicles and other areas;
  • Growing amount of various information technologies that provide services in an automatic mode in our everyday life, as well as data exchange without human intervention (for example, unmanned vehicles, the Internet of Things technologies) requires the "embedding" of the rule of law into the operation of such systems and might be considered as an additional argument in favor of using machine-readable law;
  • The use of formal languages ​​as an additional tool for legal structures processing, especially in terms of formalized procedures, can significantly facilitate and speed up law enforcement practice.

Moderator

Sergey Izraylit

Vice President for Planning and Performance, Skolkovo Foundation

Biography

Graduated from the Moscow Institute of physics and technology (MIPT) and Nanyang Technological Institute (NTU Singapore), major in Artificial Intelligence technologies. (MA thesis: Robot Positioning Based on Data Extraction Navigation). 

Academic degree: MEng (Master of Engineering)

Sergey was engaged in the development of decision support systems, worked in the field of project management, public-private partnership and public finances in the Ministry of Finance of Russia.

For the last 4 years, Sergey has been in charge for the Normative Regulation of the Digital Environment Department at the Skolkovo Foundation.

Sergey has been actively involved in the work of the Center of Excellence which is responsible for 'Normative Regulation of the Digital Environment' federal project (attributes to the 'Digital Economy of the Russian Federation' state program), all functions of the Center of Excellence are performed by the Skolkovo Foundation.

Sergey is a co-author of the Concept for the Development of Machine-Readable Law Technologies.

Speakers

Anna Serebryanikova

President of the Big Data Association, Founder of NLogic

Biography

Anna is the President of the Big Data Association, Deputy general director of USM Management she is in charge of digital projects and interaction with the government authorities, Head of the working group 'Information Infrastructure' of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Digital Economy, Founder of nlogic.

Since September 2018 she has been the President of the Big Data Association, the main goal of the BDA is creating conditions for the development of the market and big data technologies in Russia while respecting the interests of citizens, business and the state.

In December 2018, she joined the USM Management. Up to this point, from 2016 to December 2018, , Anna was the Chief Operating Officer of MegaFon, responsible for infrastructure development, innovative development of the company, implementation of the digital economy program, and testing of new technologies.

Anna is also the founder and managing partner of the tech company nlogic, which develops solutions based on artificial intelligence technologies, a member of the Board of GLONASS UNION, a member of the Board of Directors of the Media and Communication Union of Russia, a co-chairman of the Committee on the Digital Economy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and a member of the Expert Council under the State Duma Committee on information policy, information technology and communications.

Anna worked at MegaFon from 2006 to 2018 and went from chief lawyer to chief operating officer. Prior to joining the company, from 1998 to 2004, Ms. Serebryanikova worked at the Non-Profit Foundation for Enterprise Restructuring under the Ministry of Finance of Russia, as well as at the international law firm J.P. Galmond & Co.

Anna Serebryanikova is one of the key persons in the development and implementation of big data and artificial intelligence technologies in Russia and a recognized expert in the field of digitalization of business and economy. As the Head of the working group 'Information Infrastructure' of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Digital Economy, Anna leads the joint activities of business and government representatives to implement the digital program of the Government of the Russian Federation. Author of numerous articles, speaker at major industry forums and conferences.

Anna graduated with honors the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University, received her Master of Laws degree from the University of Manchester (UK). She is the author of the Master's course "Information Law" at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, validated by the University of Manchester.

Savva Shipov

Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Chef of Transformation Officer, URALCHEM JSC

Biography

Born on January 15, 1980 in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.

In 2001, graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy.

In 2005, graduated from the post-graduate department of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences with a PhD degree in law.

1999-2001 – worked as a specialist of the State Legal Department of the Ministry of Federal Affairs, National and Migration Policy of the Russian Federation.

2002-2007 – worked as a lawyer, the head of the legal department, deputy director of the NGO "Center for Legal Support to Local Government".

2007-2008 – President, Head of the Legal Experts Group on State Building and Local Government NGO "Center for Public Reforms".

2008 – Deputy Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, and then – Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.

2010 – Director of the Department of State Regulation of Economy, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (coordinated the reform of the public service delivery system).

2011-2016 – the head of the Federal Accreditation Service.

06.2016-07.2019 – Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation.

07.2019-03.2020 – State Secretary - Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation (digital economy regulation, reform of the regulatory and supervisory activities, and the provision of public services).

Since March 2020 – Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Chef of Transformation Officer of URALCHEM JSC.

Married, has three children.

Sergey Shvetsov

First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Biography

Born on 27 December 1970 in Moscow.

Education

1993: graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in mathematical economics.

Career

1993–1996: 2nd Category Economist, Lead Economist, Sector Leader in the International Finance Division of the Bank of Russia’s Foreign Operations Department.

1996–2001: Deputy Head, Head of the Representative Office of Ost-West Handelsbank AG in Moscow.

2001–2003: Director of the Bank of Russia’s Open Market Operations Department.

2003–2011: Director of the Bank of Russia’s Market Operations Department.

2011–2013: Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.

1 September 2013 — 2 March 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia — Head of the Bank of Russia’s Financial Markets Service.

Since 3 March 2014: First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.

Member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors (since 10 October 2018).

Sergey Sinitzyn

Deputy Director — Leading Researcher of the Civil Legislation and Process Department, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation

Biography

Sinitzyn Sergey (Deputy Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation)

Education. In 2005, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law of the Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov with a degree in Jurisprudence, and in 2009, postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov at the Department of Civil Law.

Publications. S. Sinitsyn is the author of over 80 publications on topical issues of Russian and foreign civil law, comparative jurisprudence, including individual monographs: 'Ownership and proprietary protection in civil law of continental European states' (Moscow, 2012); 'Claims protection of real rights in Russian and foreign civil law: topical problems' (M., 2015); 'Absolute and relative subjective rights: general doctrine and problems of the theory of civil law' (M., 2015); 'General provisions on real rights' (M., 2018); 'Russian and foreign civil law in the context of digitalization and robotization' (M., 2020).

Research interests - general issues of civil law, property, liability, corporate law, patent law, comparative jurisprudence in the field of private law.


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