London Calling – LegalGeek 2019

Nordic Legal Tech couldn’t make LegalGeek London this year but we have one of our trusty members reporting on this increasingly important event. Torsten Torpe, head of Legal Tech Innovation at Bech-Bruun, gives us a run down of Bech-Bruun’s presentation at the conference and some comments on the gig generally.

Photo of Torsten Torpe speaking at LegalGeek London 2019
Torsten Torpe speaking at LegalGeek 2019, London

Discussing best practice for AI adoption at LegalGeek

At this year’s LegalGeek conference, we were invited by Luminance (an AI software provider) to talk about how you actually get started using Artificial Intelligence. Being among the early adopting law firms of AI, we were asked to share our experience and pinpoint the dos and don’ts. 

Although vendors and technologists often tend to claim the opposite, getting started with AI and technology in general isn’t easy. Our vast experience shows that it requires a strong buy-in from the top management. A point that is as surprising as it is constructive. We discussed what strong management buy-in means in Bech-Bruun and how we have succeeded in establishing a legal tech innovation unit with direct report to the top management.

CPH – High Tech Summit – by DTU

High Tech Summit

Be inspired. Get connected.

October 30 – 31 2019

Get ready to gain new knowledge at the leading Nordic high-tech fair.


Themes of 2019:

Industry 4.0 & Robotics

The fourth industrial revolution has arrived, making smart factories and cyber-physical systems the new norm. Novel concepts for automation are an essential part of Industry 4.0.

Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

Big Data refers to the analysis of large data sets to reveal patterns and trends, creating new business opportunities and smarter societal solutions. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next generation of computerization. Big Data and AI are becoming increasingly integrated. While potential benefits are high, solutions need to address concerns over privacy and security.

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things enables physical devices to collect and exchange data in an automated way. Typically, the devices are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network conductivity. The HTS 2018 will devote special attention to food and health cases and also to safe, ethical and socially responsible IoT solutions

Sustainable Energy, Environment & Climate

The main theme for High Tech Summit is digitization and digital transformation, which are the corner stones in DTU’s research. This year’s special focus area for High Tech Summit will be sustainability with a focus on energy, environment and climate. At DTU, we have an extensive focus on the area and High Tech Summit is a natural place to showcase it.

Business Inside Technology

While new potent technology is the very visible side of the fourth industrial revolution, innovative thinking within a given company is just as important. Corporations looking to get onboard Industry 4.0 need to assure that their organization is ready for the digital transformation.


The fourth industrial revolution not only calls for new solutions within existing companies, but also promise vast opportunities for creating new companies tailor made for the digital future.

For the Global Goals

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out the biggest global challenges such as health threats, food and water scarcity, discrimination and poverty. Technological development in collaboration between research and business is key to meeting these goals.

HEL – SingularityU Nordic Summit

For the first time in Finland, the SingularityU Nordic Summit will be held at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki on May 27 & 28, 2019.

Over two epic days, more than one thousand Nordic leaders, innovators and changemakers dive into the latest in artificial intelligence, the future of health, living, and work as well as digital biology, data ethics, privacy and cybersecurity, corporate innovation, impact leadership and much more.

Attendees are primarily top executives, but also government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, educational institutions, and impact leaders from all across the Nordics. Join 1,000+ leaders and change makers at the SingularityU Nordic Summit in Helsinki and explore how to RE:think exponential technology and impact leadership for 10x business.

GOT – Artificial Intelligence Connect – by ÅF Pöyry

ÅF Pöyry welcomes you to Artificial Intelligence Connect!

The agenda:

10:00 am – 10:15 am –Mingle

10:15 am – 10:50 am – Panel Discussion 1 : Personal privacy vs. public security

10:55 am – 11:15 am – Short Seminar : Rise of Conversational AI Chatbots

11:20 am – 11:55 am – Panel Discussion 2 : Will AI take my job?

11:55 am – 12:10 pm – Closing Mingle

Personal privacy vs. public security : Panel Discussion

Across the world, We can see clear developments with more data and increasingly advanced ways of analyzing these data patterns. But unfortunately, we can only set the limits for what can be monitored just by our imagination and further creating laws (not by technology). Today there are camera systems that can follow the slightest movement and even analyze behaviors. But also the data we ourselves leave behind on social media or other places on the net can be analyzed in a way that has not been possible before. How will this change our view of personal privacy? Where is the limit for what we are prepared to accept for a safer society?

You all are cordially invited for this very interesting panel discussion, moderated by Fredrik Hofflander, Head of Connected Solutions (Data Science and Artificial Intelligence)

Rise of conversational AI chatbots : Short Seminar

A recent study suggests that consumer buying pattern is changing. People now prefer to interact with the business in real time while making their purchases over any other medium of communication. In order to dive more and more consumer interaction, it is becoming increasingly important for every sector to initiate real-time conversations with the help of AI.

With the help of technologies such as natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning, real-time conversations between conversational AI chatbots and consumers can increase to a great extent. Earlier, a human had to be constantly present for carrying out real-time communications with customers. The best thing about this technology is that the interaction gets better as users use the bot.

Consumers like information to be made available to them quickly at the tap of a button or in a single click. They can easily turn to competitors when they are frustrated due to the unavailability of information quickly. If the competitors provide users the experience they are looking for, it can negatively impact your business. The most common complaints include an inability to navigate through the website, not finding information regarding the business details, phone number, hours of operation, etc. Another factor that drives away users is when they can’t find solutions to simple queries.

If you want to learn more about chatbots, then you are very welcome to join us. Prajit Datta, AI Research Scientist from ÅF Pöyry will host this seminar to take you through the developmental journey of conversational AI.

Will AI take my job? : Panel Discussion

About 35% of all current jobs are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte. Jobs have, as long as mankind been around, always been replaced by tools, machines and automation. This has always been in a speed that we have been able to manage. So why are so many people worried now? Is AI just a hype or will AI replace us all?

You all are cordially invited for this very interesting panel discussion, moderated by Fredrik Hofflander, Head of Connected Solutions (Data Science and Artificial Intelligence)

Will food be served? – Yes, refreshments are waiting for you.

See you soon!

This is part of Gothenburg Tech Week


GOT – Tech Trends of West Sweden – by Business Region Göteborg

The trends are ubiquitous and numerous, but influencing us all. AI, AR/VR, CyberSecurity & IOT are recently mapped. What is most relevant, what will be the next step? Is there anything we are missing in the puzzle?

Join Business Region at Universeum’s The Hub and listen to a deep dive in the current tech trends!

This event is part of Gothenburg Tech Week


GOT – Gothenburg Tech Week 2019

Welcome to Gothenburg Tech Week!

Do you want to know more about the Gothenburg startup and tech community?
Do you want to work or invest in a startup?
Or do you want to learn more about the latest tech trends?

Then #gbgtechweek is for you!

#gbgtechweek strives to make Gothenburg one of the best tech communities in the world! During one week, several diverse and inspiring events, covering the full range from tech to business, is hosted in Gothenburg.

CPH – Kunstig intelligens (AI) i det offentlige – juridiske cases – by Djøf

Du arbejder med digital forvaltning i dit daglige arbejde som leder, rådgiver, sagsbehandler eller deltager i digitaliseringsprojekter og lignende processer.

Du er formentlig jurist i den offentlige sektor, men du kan også være konsulent eller leverandør med et behov for et praktisk juridisk indblik i digitaliseringsprojekter.

På kurset får du:

  • kendskab til udfordringer og løsninger i arbejdet med kunstig intelligens i den offentlige sektor
  • styrket dine kompetencer til at foretage juridiske vurderinger af konkrete AI-projekter
  • indblik i brug af sagsdata i testmiljøer
  • indsigt i legalitetsvurdering af modeller før ibrugtagning til sagsbehandling.
  • indblik i det juridiske maskinrum i it- og digitaliseringsprojekter
  • brugbare cases og eksempler til dit daglige arbejde med projekter.

Kursets indhold

Kurset ’Kunstig intelligens (AI) i det offentlige – juridiske cases’ styrker dit arbejde med digital forvaltning gennem en casebaseret tour de force i de juridiske udfordringer ved at bruge kunstig intelligens i det offentlige og de mulige løsninger.

Kurset bygger på en offentligretlig teoretisk ramme, men giver dig samtidig et praktisk indblik i digitaliseringsprojekter. Fokus er på de udfordringer, som de erfarne undervisere er stødt på i forbindelse med konkrete IT-projekter.

CPH – Brug af Kunstig Intelligens – Retlige Udfordringer og Muligheder – by Kammeradvokaten

Kurset giver et overblik over de juridiske rammer for udviklingen og brugen af A.I.-løsninger. Fokus er navnlig på den nye databeskyttelsesforordnings krav til sådanne løsninger.


På kurset i brugen af kunstig intelligens får du et grundlæggende overblik over mulighederne og de juridiske rammer for brug af A.I. i den offentlige og private sektor.

Du får bl.a.:

  • Indsigt i hvordan de forskellige former for A.I. fungerer
  • Overblik over A.I.-løsningers anvendelse i praksis i dag
  • Konkrete værktøjer og metoder for indbygget databeskyttelse ved udvikling og brug af kunstig intelligens (privacy by design)
  • Anbefalinger for til udarbejdelse af konsekvensanalyser (DPIA’s) for A.I.-løsninger


Kunstig intelligens – eller Artificial Intelligence (”A.I.”) – anvendes allerede i dag i vidt omfang i mange forskellige sammenhænge. Teknologien står over for et gennembrud og både danske virksomheder og offentlige myndigheder investerer massivt i A.I. til brug for alt fra f.eks. ansættelse af medarbejdere, kontrol og snydbekæmpelse samt forberedelse eller afgørelse af sager.

Selvom teknologien har et enormt potentiale, møder udviklingen og brugen af A.I.-løsninger dog også retlige udfordringer. Løsningerne kræver ofte et enormt datagrundlag for at kunne fungere (big data) og vil typisk indebære behandling af personoplysninger. Navnlig skal databeskyttelse tænkes ind i løsningerne fra start i overensstemmelse med reglerne om privacy by design i den nye databeskyttelsesforordning. Offentlige myndigheder skal tillige være opmærksom på at overholde de almindelige forvaltningsretlige grundsætninger såsom hjemmelsprincippet samt forvaltningslovens sagsbehandlingsregler m.v.

Kurset giver et overblik over de juridiske rammer for udviklingen og brugen af A.I.-løsninger. Fokus er navnlig på den nye databeskyttelsesforordnings krav til sådanne løsninger.


  • Overblik over de forskellige former for A.I. – stærk/svag A.I., data mining, deep learning, neurale netværk, prediktiv analyse til at forudsige adfærd etc.
  • Hvor anvendes A.I. i praksis i dag hos offentlige myndigheder og private virksomheder, f.eks. til tilsyn, snyd- og svigbekæmpelse, markedsføring, afgørelse eller tilrettelæggelse af sager, ansættelser samt analyseformål m.v.?
  • Hvad er mulighederne for at træffe fuldautomatiske afgørelser med brug af A.I.?
  • Privacy by design og konsekvensanalyse (DPIA): Hvilke særlige databeskyttelsesretlige udfordringer skal håndteres i en A.I.-løsning, herunder bl.a.
    • at de grundlæggende principper om formålsbegrænsning og dataminimering overholdes
    • at der ikke sker ulovlig forskelsbehandling af de registrerede (indbygget bias i beslutningsgrundlaget)
    • at de registrerede og andre kan få indsigt i beslutningsgrundlaget og ”logikken” i løsningen (transparens og systemdokumentation) – det såkaldte ”black box”-problem
  • Hvordan føres tilsyn med algoritmerne?


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