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MIT Legal Forum: Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain
October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017
From the event website, “The inaugural MIT Legal Forum on AI & Blockchain conference will focus on identity and contracts and will be held at the MIT Media Lab on October 30 & 31, 2017. Our intent with this event is to catalyze well grounded idea flow and engaged discussion on the systemic digital transformation of law and the legal industry. The format of the event will be a series of sessions flowing from level setting overviews to fire-starter talks to breakout sessions to reports back and synthesizing discussion on key themes.”
Chris Jagers, CEO of Learning Machine, will discuss Blockcerts (blockcerts.org) — an open-source standard for creating, issuing, viewing, and verifying blockchain-based records. These digital records are not merely timestamped on a public blockchain — these digital objects are cryptographically signed by the issuer, tamper-proof, recipient owned, shareable, and independently verifiable. The goal is to enable a wave of innovation that gives individuals the capacity to possess and share their own official records — without any ongoing dependence upon a vendor, issuer, or central authority.