Both the European regulatory landscape and international markets for legal services display a flourishing of initiatives to expand the use of AI and discovery knowledge. A number of products are on the markets while they are outlawed in some countries. Against a backdrop of EU initiatives to foster the re-use of judicial data, the proposed AI regulation exhibits high suspiciousness concerning the use of AI in administering justice and in law enforcement while remains rather silent on the use of the same technologies by private entities. Many of the concerns raised by the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe in 2018 still remain largely unaddressed while judicial data as such begins to be seen as a source of social data for policy analysis with KDD and AI methods and tools. This panel will:
• Explore the suitability of the various technologies to preserve adequate levels of personal data protection and bias prevention without losing effectiveness
• Test the state of art in data and argument mining from judicial data, also for policy
• Consider the ethical constraints needed to steer AI in and for justice
• Provide an overview of the possible challenges emerging from considering case law and legal materials as big, possibly open, data.