26.04.2023, University of Leeds
Our team had the immense pleasure of attending the LegalTech in Leeds conference, a fantastic event that brought together some of the brightest minds in the legal and digital industry. We left the conference brimming with inspiration, knowledge and excitement for the future of legal services.
Future of Legal Service Panel
One of the highlights of the conference was a brilliant panel discussion on the Future of Legal Services, participating our CEO, Adam Roney together with Gary Gallen, CEO at rradar, Angelique de Lafontaine, Head of Legal Operations and Performance at Bupa, James Croyston, Director at Founders Law - Chaired by Beth Fellner, Director at Legal Geek. The panel delved into the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the legal sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities that emerging technology presents.
Building a Generative AI Assistant - Lessons Learnt
Adam, alongside Patrick Grant, Senior Lecturer and Project Director at ULaw, delivered an insightful demonstration of a Generative AI assistant currently in R&D. Using a real case study, the speakers showcased how a combination of AI technologies and tools can significantly improve access to justice. The demonstration provided a very practical and insightful glimpse into the real-world application of AI in tackling pressing societal issues, such as access to justice for non-english speakers. More information about our Access To Justice initiative will follow soon. The questions from the audience demonstrated how important this project is for the future of legal services and we were pleased to get feedback stating that this presentation was one of the most practical and easy to comprehend demonstrations of AI they've seen during the conference.
LegalTech Hackathon Presentation
Additionally, the winning team from the LegalTech Hackathon presented their incredible idea. Tyler, one of our talented software engineers at Calls9, shone brightly during the Hackathon, where he had less than 5 hours to develop a working AI tool to help retail businesses verify customer product returns. Tyler's team did a phenomenal job presenting their idea, and we're proud Tyler was a part of it. Also, worth mentioning that Tyler donated his share of the award money (£1000) to AVA, a charity committed to ending gender-based violence and abuse. And, fun fact, Tyler has an 100% success rate in hackathons, having won four out of four!
We are immensely proud of the Calls9 team for their active involvement in the Leeds community and their continuous pursuit of excellence. A massive thank you to Julian and Chloe for organising such a well-run conference, and to all the volunteers who put in tireless effort to make the event a roaring success.