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Inaugural ceremony of the two day lecture series on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence and legal regime: Addressing issues of Ethics, Justice Administration, Privacy and Transparency”

Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad under the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Conference and Lecture Series Grant organised the inaugural ceremony of the two day lecture series on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence and legal regime: Addressing issues of Ethics, Justice Administration, Privacy and Transparency” on March 19, 2022. Dr Prachi Kaul, Director, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University, Dr P N Tekwani, Dean, Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research, Nirma University and Dr Madhuri Parikh, Director and Dean – Institute of Law, Nirma University were the dignitaries at the event. 

Dr Prachi Kaul in her address mentioned that artificial intelligence is something which is being aggressively taken up for studies and research and its critical to have quality deliberations on the issues associated with AI. She also highlighted the importance of building up institutional relationships as these helping in enhancing the credentials of any institute. Dr Anup K Singh in his address highlighted upon how technology carries with it its dynamic nature and therefore, the issues of ethics and morality are not going to change. And if these are not involved in AI, then it is going to be monstrous fifty years down the line. 

Earlier Dr Madhuri Parikh, Director and Dean – Institute of Law, Nirma University delivered the welcome address. She informed that lecture series will have sessions covering- Issues of Ethics and Morality in AI, Big Data and Data Privacy- Opportunities and Risks, AI and Justice Administration and Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency in AI. There shall be two panelists for each session (one from Canada and one from India). She highlighted the relevance of the lecture series on AI in contemporary times. She also shared that the Institute of Law offers a course on AI and Law and it also promotes research in this area through a dedicated research centre of AI and Law at the institute.

Mr Amit Kashyap and Ms Taruna Jhakar were the programme coordinators.

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