Latest Technology Innovation Seeks to Support AAA Users, Arbitrators & Broader Legal Community with Incorporating Generative AI into ADR Processes. The AAA sees the introduction of AI technology as an extension of its mission to lead the world in providing innovative measures to prevent and resolve disputes fairly and efficiently.
NEW YORK—December 6, 2023—The American Arbitration Association® (AAA) and its international division, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR®), announces the launch of the AAAi Lab, a web center supporting AAA users, arbitrators, in-house counsel and law firms with policy guidance, educational webinars and tools for embracing generative AI in alternative dispute resolution.
“Innovation is in our DNA, and we see generative AI technology as an opportunity to support our mission to lead the world in providing innovative measures to prevent and resolve disputes fairly and efficiently,” said Bridget McCormack, president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association and special advisor to the ABA AI Task Force. “Our chief legal officer, Eric Tuchmann, and his team are releasing today the first of many lab initiatives that will provide data protocols, guidelines, rules and clauses that affirm our values—integrity, service, process fidelity, innovation and inclusion. We’re excited to share webinars and workshops to showcase how the AAA is building Generative AI into the workflow of alternative dispute resolution.”
The AAAi Lab will be a collaborative center for the ADR community, providing a platform to engage with the AAA’s ongoing efforts in leading product and service innovations and to participate in defining the future of ADR. At kick-off, the Lab will feature the AAA’s guidance on AI and ADR, and link to contributions made by others in the ADR community. The Lab will also include News, and Event pages with updates on AAAi Lab’s work, which will show how the AAA is using AI for improving internal processes and external services and products.
The AAAi Lab’s webinar and policy projects are supported by David L. Evans, former AAA Board Member, Joshua Walker, co-founder of the Stanford Law School’s CodeX program and one of its first business start-up off-shoots, Lex Machina (and author of “On Legal AI”), and Diana Didia, chief information and innovation officer of the AAA. Didia will lead workshops with her team and provide best practice recommendations around AI and technology improvements for ADR practitioners and users.
For complete information, see www.ADR.org
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