[L]ex Machina - Unlikely Encounters of International Law and Technology

Media-Tryck, Lund 2020

88 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2020

Date Written: March 5, 2020

Abstract

A software’s analysis and re-arrangement of strings of letters and words produces an irritating echo. It is an irritating echo because, at times, the algorithmic attempts to modify, create, and translate legal texts reveal residual traces of reality which rigorous and systematic legal processes aimed to eradicate. Conversely, it is also irritating because, at times, the algorithmic engagement with law surpasses the lawyer’s desire to reduce reality into legal form by ruthlessly succeeding with the expulsion of any non-technological elements from the realm of legal language.

Keywords: International Law, Technology, Text-as-Data, Neural Networks, Legal Theory, Text-Mining

Suggested Citation

Jeutner, Valentin, [L]ex Machina - Unlikely Encounters of International Law and Technology (March 5, 2020). Media-Tryck, Lund 2020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3549261

Valentin Jeutner (Contact Author)

Lund University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 4
Lund, 222 22
Sweden

HOME PAGE: http://www.jeutner.com

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