AI and Your Legal Business: Artificial Intelligence and Its Implications for Legal Practice

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

Under­stand the fun­da­men­tals of cur­rent tech­nolo­gies in Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) that are being applied to law. Dis­cuss ques­tions that arise from AI meth­ods being used in law today. Learn about AI’s effects on legal cas­es and legal busi­ness meth­ods. Through a prac­ti­cal set of cur­rent exam­ples, this course will help legal and pol­i­cy pro­fes­sion­als with non-tech­ni­cal back­grounds engage knowl­edge­ably with AI tech­nol­o­gy at work. Top­ics may include, among oth­ers: Nat­ur­al Lan­guage Pro­cess­ing (NLP) applied in law; how machines can under­stand legal lan­guages; the state of the art of AI and Machine Learn­ing applied in law.
Course at a glance

This course was developed through the Digital Law & Innovation Society, hosted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, and funded with support from AI4Society, a Signature Area of the University of Alberta.

Offered:

Overall Schedule
Nov 6 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Nov 13Nov 27
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT

Sundays

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Randy GoebelID: randy-goebel

Randy Goebel is interested in the logic of machine learning, employing non-deductive reasoning to build theoretical models that accurately describe and predict the world. He is a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Alberta where he also holds the position of Associate VP of Research & Innovation, and Associate Vice President (Academic). He was one of four original founding researchers of Amii and currently is a Fellow and sits on our Board of Directors. He is also the interim Executive Director of the NRC/UAlberta Nanotechnology initiative, a member of the scientific advisory board of DFKI (the German Institute for AI), the China Institute at the University of Alberta, and sits on the National Program Committee of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. He is also a scientific advisor to ROSS Intelligence (Toronto, CA), Intellicon (Seoul, KR), and AI Fred (Montréal, CA). Over his career, Randy has supervised more than 50 early-stage researchers at the MSc, PhD and Post-doctoral Fellow levels, and he has published more than 200 publications including refereed and invited papers and publications in books. He is a highly-regarded speaker, having delivered talks at academic conferences and institutions as well as businesses and governmental organizations around the world.

Your Instructor

Mi-Young KimID: mi-young-kim

Mi-Young Kim is an assistant professor of Computing Science at University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Her research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Text Mining. Her current research topics are legal information extraction from legal texts and medical information extraction from health records. She has been serving as a co-organizer of the International Competition on Legal Information Extraction and Entailment (COLIEE) since 2014, and her team won the statute law information entailment task in the competition every year from 2014 to 2019.

Your Instructor

Juliano RabeloID: juliano-rabelo

Juliano Rabelo is the Director of Data Science in AltaML. He has bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees in Computing Science/Artificial Intelligence, and is a Postdoc Fellow at the University of Alberta since 2018. Juliano has 20 years of industry experience in applied research and software development working for companies in Brazil, USA and Canada. Being passionate about languages and how they are applied in real-world problems, Juliano's current research focus is on Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Explainable AI applied to text.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
    — view all 27 funding opportunities
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until November 6, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
Overall Schedule
Nov 6 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Nov 13Nov 27
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT

Sundays

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Randy GoebelID: randy-goebel

Randy Goebel is interested in the logic of machine learning, employing non-deductive reasoning to build theoretical models that accurately describe and predict the world. He is a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Alberta where he also holds the position of Associate VP of Research & Innovation, and Associate Vice President (Academic). He was one of four original founding researchers of Amii and currently is a Fellow and sits on our Board of Directors. He is also the interim Executive Director of the NRC/UAlberta Nanotechnology initiative, a member of the scientific advisory board of DFKI (the German Institute for AI), the China Institute at the University of Alberta, and sits on the National Program Committee of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. He is also a scientific advisor to ROSS Intelligence (Toronto, CA), Intellicon (Seoul, KR), and AI Fred (Montréal, CA). Over his career, Randy has supervised more than 50 early-stage researchers at the MSc, PhD and Post-doctoral Fellow levels, and he has published more than 200 publications including refereed and invited papers and publications in books. He is a highly-regarded speaker, having delivered talks at academic conferences and institutions as well as businesses and governmental organizations around the world.

Your Instructor

Mi-Young KimID: mi-young-kim

Mi-Young Kim is an assistant professor of Computing Science at University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Her research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Text Mining. Her current research topics are legal information extraction from legal texts and medical information extraction from health records. She has been serving as a co-organizer of the International Competition on Legal Information Extraction and Entailment (COLIEE) since 2014, and her team won the statute law information entailment task in the competition every year from 2014 to 2019.

Your Instructor

Juliano RabeloID: juliano-rabelo

Juliano Rabelo is the Director of Data Science in AltaML. He has bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees in Computing Science/Artificial Intelligence, and is a Postdoc Fellow at the University of Alberta since 2018. Juliano has 20 years of industry experience in applied research and software development working for companies in Brazil, USA and Canada. Being passionate about languages and how they are applied in real-world problems, Juliano's current research focus is on Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Explainable AI applied to text.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
    — view all 27 funding opportunities
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until November 6, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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