What is the future for public law and procurement disputes in the age of AI?
11:00 - 12:30
AI has huge potential for public sector use - potentially more efficient use of public resources and more effective decision-making. The UK is exploring these opportunities now; there are various use cases throughout government, with significant investment in resources, talent and projects.
However, there are, of course, risks and challenges. AI raises novel factual and legal issues. AI specific regulations are on the horizon in the UK and globally, most notably the EU AI Act. Previous reviews of public sector use of AI and compliance with standards such as the Nolan Principles has questioned the ability of the public sector to use AI effectively. Whether the common law will adapt or whether new laws are needed is open for question.
How is the public sector currently using and expected to use AI? How are different jurisdictions trying to harness the opportunities whilst addressing the challenges? What is the future for public law and procurement disputes in the age of AI? Will disputes change in nature and number? Is public law in a position to respond to these changes? What can we learn from public law and procurement law disputes to date?
Join us to discuss with an expert panel comprising:
- leading litigation analytics company Solomonic;
- Professor Rebecca Williams (Professor of Public Law and Criminal Law, University of Oxford);
- Azeem Suterwalla and Will Perry (of Monckton Chambers); and
- Tom Whittaker (of Burges Salmon LLP).
Professor Williams, Suterwalla, Perry and Whittaker are joint authors of Public Law and Procurement Law and AI in the second edition of The Law of Artificial Intelligence (Sweet & Maxwell, 2024).
- Edward Bird - Solomonic
- Professor Rebecca Williams - Oxford University
- Azeem Suterwalla - Monckton Chambers
- Burges Salmon LLP
- Monckton Chambers