On 29 November 2020 Swiss citizens will vote on the Responsible Business Initiative (Initiative pour des multinationales responsables/ Konzernverantwortungsinitiative).
The Responsible Business Initiative (the Initiative) proposes a new due diligence obligation for Swiss-based large companies as well as a liability provision to hold them accountable for human rights and environmental violations made abroad by controlled companies. This initiative has caused a heated debate over the last months as the Swiss people approach the polling stations.
In this LexCast, we will be talking about LegalTech and its impact on Swiss firms and in particular Swiss law firms. LegalTech is currently rising all over the world and increasingly enters the traditional legal market. With its Focus Area "AI and Digitalisation" Froriep has already delved into the field of digitalisation and now takes a closer look at LegalTech during this LexCast.
Now more than ever, the technological revolution is pushing the boundaries of usual practices in all spheres of our society, including the dispute resolution field. The question is whether justice, the epitome of human creation, will one day also be replaced by artificial intelligence ("AI"). In this blog we look at some examples of how and where technology has already impacted the adjudicatory process as well as the current discussion on whether it is advisable or not to automate judicial decision-making processes.
Chatbot technology is disrupting the ways in which companies interact and engage with their customers. As software has become more and more sophisticated and artificial intelligence and natural language processing more developed, the use of chatbots has significantly increased in the last few years and is expected to grow further. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the legal considerations connected with the use of chatbots.