The FLIP Inquiry Series

Podcast by The Law Society of NSW

Podcast by The Law Society of NSW

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is about much more than automation, driverless cares and job losses. So what is it and how is transforming law and justice in different parts of the world? Here five law and technology experts discuss specific features of machine learning, predictive analytics and technology assisted review. They also explore some of the issues around AI, fairness, bias and regulation.



This discussion was recorded at the fourth live FLIP panel in December at the Law Society of NSW in Sydney. Legal journalist Melissa Coade hosted the panel, which included: Dr Felicity Bell (UNSW), Matthew Golab (Gilbert +Tobin), Jessica Der Motassian (Federal Court of Australia), Dev Mookerjee (IBM Watson Solutions) and Jonathan Hatch (ASIC).

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Blockchain lives in the cloud and has been touted as a "riskless" form of transaction. For the past three years, regulators, banks and tech companies have raised billions of dollars to explore its possible uses. So what is the potential of this software that stores and transfers data across the internet and how is it relevant to lawyers?


This discussion was recorded at the third live FLIP panel in October at the Law Society of NSW in Sydney. Legal journalist Melissa Coade hosted five legal and technology experts, including Dr Anton Didenko, Meg McKechnie, Lucas Cullen, Stevie Ghiassi, Jonathan Hatch and Michael Bacina.

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Your smart devices and wearables can collect it and so can internet and telco providers. Metadata is a buzzword that has been floating around lately, but what exactly is it and how does it apply to the legal industry? As part of the popular bimonthly FLIP Inquiry Series of live events, this podcast decodes metadata. This discussion was recorded at the second live FLIP panel in August at the Law Society of NSW in Sydney. Legal journalist Melissa Coade hosts four experts speaking about the metadata issues for lawyers.

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The FLIP Inquiry Series investigates and de-mystifies hot topics affecting Australian lawyers and the unique pressures they face in a rapidly changing business environment. Many of these issues were forecast by the Law Society of NSW's 2017 report into the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession. The first episode of this series discusses cyber security and the threats and opportunities it poses for lawyers. This discussion was recorded at the first live FLIP panel in June at the Law Society of NSW in Sydney. Legal journalist Kate Allman hosts five experts speaking about issues surrounding cyber security for lawyers.