Challenging automated filtering systems – The case of Yelp

Before choosing a restaurant, you will probably seek advice on TripAdvisor or Yelp. These platforms employ filtering algorithms to ensure reliability and authenticity of their reviews. As the livelihood of the business largely depends on its digital reputation, the correct functioning of these filters is fundamental. If the algorithm assesses reviews wrongly, this will damage…

The advent of legal analytics

The article discusses the intriguing ability of legal analytics algorithms to draw conclusions about court cases – such as identifying certain behavioral patterns of judges – and the implications that these algorithms bring about. An article by Henrik Trasberg In 1949, Lee Loevinger coined the term „jurimetrics“. He considered that while jurisprudence is a philosophical…

Bericht zum RAILS-Workshop in München

Am 15. April 2019 wurde im DPMA-Forum in München der Workshop „Intellectual Property Protection for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics” in Zusammenarbeit des Deutschen Patent- und Markenamtes (DPMA), der Kanzlei Page, White & Farrer und der Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Law Society (RAILS) durchgeführt. Ein Bericht zu diesem Workshop von Jan Horstmann und Joris Wendorf kann…