Law has an important function in ensuring that the benefits of technological innovation can be fully harnessed and that burdens are fairly distributed. However, there are diverging views on when technological progress, such as the rise of AI, requires a complete transformation of existing legal frameworks and when cautious adaptation is sufficient. The latter approach acknowledges the almost endless adaptability of law through reinterpretation of existing principles and instruments. The aim of this conference is to present and confront various views on how private law should be ‘updated’ to meet the challenges arising from novel, technologically-enabled social and commercial practices.
To provide a platform for discussion of these issues, the CCTL Obligations Lab Asia at CUHK LAW will hold an online conference titled “Transformation or Adaptation? Private Law and New Technologies” on Friday, 12 May 2023, 2:00 to 8:20pm (Hong Kong time).
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this conference 5.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
Visit the conference website for details.