We continue to rock Computational Law in Minsk. Minsk Computational Law Lab and BSU’ Juriclinic has spawned an university project: “Digital legal consultant”. Kudos to Katerina Ulianova, Kirill Zahilko, Daria Markevich, Alex Varabei, the management of the BSU law school and the Startup Center of BSU.
We are Belorussian researchers, lawyers, software engineers, university teachers, professors and scientific workers those interested in the field of technological transformations in legal domain. The field of research within Computational Law is primarily the search for formal, computable representations of legal knowledge that allow networks of natural and artificial intelligent agents to effectively exploit such representations in general activities. The long-term goal of the research is to ensure that legal regulation in the digital age has acquired the technological support and form that would meet the requirements of the present and the future.
Yehor Churilov and Dmitry Lagoda presented Legal Knowledge Access Instrumentation project on the final pitch session of Revera LegalTech Startup Battle. The judges categorized the project as a “deep tech” project. No prizes them though, but a special gift from the sponsors for the “most advanced and sophisticated idea”. The key idea was to develop and sell programmatic instruments that cut down costs of accessing and manipulating legal knowledge, buried in legal texts.
One of the belorussian “Big Law” firms, Revera, arranged a great LegalTech event: the start-up battle. Yehor Churilov and Dmitry Lagoda presented Legal Knowledge Access Instrumentation project on the interim pitch session. The key idea was to develop and sell programmatic instruments that cut down costs of accessing and manipulating legal knowledge, buried in legal texts.
Yehor Churilov’s opening speech at Computational Law + Blockchain Festival 2019, March 16, 2019.
Yehor Churilov pitched “Virtual Paralegal Assistant” (see p.2 in the list) at the chatbot hackathon in SPACE 8 July 2016. “LegalTech” is not a buzzword yet. “Chatbot”, “machine learning” already are. The idea of VPA was to help people understand their legal obligation and rights in public EULAs.