28 Feb 2018

PLMJ launches artificial intelligence course

The Portuguese law firm is bringing together a wide range of experts to teach academics, scientists, lawyers and the curious the legal aspects of AI.


PLMJ law firm has just launched an advanced course in artificial intelligence and law. Under the theme "Shaping the Future", the training brings together experts from various fields of research related to artificial intelligence and law and is addressed to academics, scientists, lawyers, journalists, opinion makers and the curious.

AI specialists

Lecturers have been enlisted from the Instituto Superior Técnico, NOVA Information Management School, Google, the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University, the Institute of Environmental Health, COTEC Portugal - Business Association for Innovation, ICT Legal Consulting as well as PLMJ lawyers.  

Advanced course

The Advanced Course is divided in four parts – Artificial Intelligence Today, Robotics / Robot-humanity, Artificial Intelligence in the legal professions and artificial intelligence Law - in which the areas of Artificial Intelligence with major developments will be addressed, from machine learning, cloud and blockchain technology, robotics applications, ethical issues for organisations and different areas of work, the consequences of automation for the legal professions and the level of civil liability, privacy management and copyright.

Legal perspective

Manuel Lopes Rocha, co-ordinator of the advanced course and a partner in PLMJ's intellectual property department: 'The Advanced Course in Artificial Intelligence and Law is an excellent opportunity for all those who wish to improve their knowledge from a legal perspective on the influence of Intelligence Artificial in Ethics, Humanity, labour, social and familiar relations of the individuals. The growing technological transformation and the challenges arising from the new legal pluralism are topics that are increasingly present and should be urgently discussed.'