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ArbTech

ArbTech is an online forum that fosters cross-disciplinary dialogue on the future of justice and technology (such as AI, distributed online ledgers, cybersecurity, and computational linguistics). The ArbTech forum debates, discusses, and collaborates on the innovative, ethical application of technology to peacefully, efficiently, and equitably resolve international disputes. 

ArbTech’s main communication forum is via Slack. We have already completed a successful pilot group phase, and are now accepting expressions of interest, with a view to open the forum to worldwide membership starting with February 2021. If you are interested in joining, please reach out at arbtechhub@outlook.com with your name, location, and a brief summary of your background and why you are interested in ArbTech. 

If you want to find out more about ArbTech, please do not hesitate to contact our moderators: Mihaela Apostol, Eric Chang, David Earnest, Ellie Everson, Sean McCarthy, Sophie Nappert

mission Statement

  • ArbTech aims to be the preeminent global forum to think about, debate, discuss,  and collaborate on innovative, ethical application of technology to peacefully, efficiently,  and equitably resolve international disputes.
  • ArbTech is committed to the thoughtful, ethical application of innovation and  technology to optimise one of the most critical human endeavours, the peaceful  resolution of conflicts. International arbitration is an important part of worldwide  human conflict resolution activity; ArbTech members understand that innovation and  technology can significantly improve this established and universally accepted dispute  resolution system.
  • ArbTech believes in proactive debate, and ethical, conscientious application of  technology to the important function of resolving disputes between parties, rather than  a reactive and unprincipled incursion of technology into the dispute resolution space.
  • ArbTech aims to foster an interdisciplinary, worldwide community that is inclusive  in the variety of experiences and backgrounds of its membership.
  • ArbTech draws from the community of users of international arbitration  practitioners, academics, legal ethicists, in-house counsel, and arbitrators, who are  experts in dispute resolution mechanisms and the legal frameworks that underlie these  mechanisms, and who are committed to continually improve the system within which  they work.
  • ArbTech also draws from the community of developers, engineers, and scientists  who work in the realm of computer science, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger  technology and computational linguistics, and who are interested in contributing their  expertise to solve critical, real-world problems in the conflict resolution space.

Press Release

We are excited to announce the launch of ArbTech, a worldwide community fostering cross- disciplinary dialogue on tech, dispute resolution, and the future of Justice.

The ArbTech forum debates, discusses, and collaborates on the innovative, ethical application of technology to peacefully, efficiently, and equitably resolve international disputes. We have already completed a successful pilot group phase, and are now accepting expressions of interest, with a view to open the forum to worldwide membership starting in February 2021.

ArbTech’s Founding Members include Sophie Nappert, an independent arbitrator and Moderator of the hugely popular OGEMID discussion group. According to Ms. Nappert, “ArbTech aims to be a hub that fosters cross-disciplinary dialogue on the justice of the future. We welcome fellow enthusiasts from across the spectrum of disciplines that intersect the legaltech space.”

Astonishing advancements in technology, such as artificial intelligence and distributed online ledgers, are creating tectonic shifts in all aspects of society, including one of the most critical human endeavors, the peaceful resolution of conflicts. ArbTech provides a community and networking space for those who seek to shape the impact of technology on the future of dispute resolution. ArbTech’s online forum welcomes a diverse membership to engage in proactive, constructive debate and the ethical, conscientious application of technology to the vital function of dispute resolution – as opposed to a reactive and unprincipled incursion of technology into the dispute resolution space.

ArbTech draws from both the international dispute resolution community, and the community of developers, engineers and scientists working in the realm of computer science, AI, distributed ledger technology, computational linguistics, and more. We seek engaged and engaging members who are eager to learn, make a difference, and participate at the forefront of the dialogue on technology and dispute resolution.

ArbTech’s main communication forum will be via Slack. Expressions of interest may be sent to arbtechhub@outlook.com, or via private message to ArbTech’s LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/arbtechhub. Our LinkedIn page will include occasional posts drawn from our initial pilot phase roll-out. If you are interested, reach out with your name, location, and a brief summary of your background and why you are interested in ArbTech.

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