The Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre
The Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre (MCCRC) is a virtual research centre in which technology lawyers and computer scientists collaborate to conduct cutting-edge research on challenges in cloud computing at the intersection of technology and regulation. The MCCRC was launched in April 2014. It is a collaboration between the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London (CLP) and the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (CCL). The MCCRC addresses complex and difficult areas of vital importance to governments, businesses, and communities around the globe. The Cloud Legal Project has been conducting pioneering research in the emerging field of cloud computing law since 2009. The Cambridge Computer Laboratory is a world class research centre working in key areas relevant to the development of cloud computing, including distributed systems, networking and security, associated with the Center for Science and Policy (CSaP), that provides the network and mechanisms for high-quality engagement between academics and policy professionals.
Eduard Fosch Villaronga
Laura Aliaga Martinez
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Anwaar Ali and Dave Michels to present a lightning talk on ‘How blockchain works’ at the Blockchain4SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Workshop at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1 December 2017
The Blockchain4SDGs interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together experts in the fields of development and humanitarianism with experts on Blockchain technology. Participants will jointly explore the implications of Blockchain –its possibilities and limitations –in these fields and discuss how the technology can be used to address the Sustainable Development Goals.
Christopher Millard and Jat Singh to present a seminar on ‘Machine Learning: Technology, Law and Policy’ at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in Paris in the context of the series on ‘Regulating Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things’, Paris, France, 14 November 2017
For more information and to register, please see: Machine Learning: Technology, Law and Policy at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/machine-learning-technology-law-and-policy-registration-38707403887.
Chris Reed spoke on ‘Transparency and Trust: legal liability for algorithmic decisions’ at the Royal Society scientific meeting on ‘The growing ubiquity of algorithms in society: implications, impacts and innovations’, London, 30 October 2017
For more information, please see: the Royal Society at https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/10/algorithms-society/
Chris Reed presented the paper ‘Beyond Bitcoin: legal impurities and off-chain assets’ at the Inaugural SMU-OC Future of Law Conference, SMU Law School, Singapore, 26-27 October 2017
For more information, please see: Future of Law Conference at https://www.future-of-law-conference.com/day-2-programme.html
Chris Reed gave evidence before the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, 17 October 2017
For the video of the meeting, please see: the Artificial Intelligence Committee at http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/f05cf80c-9184-40b7-abfd-6788eedb2ba6
Christopher Millard spoke on ‘Internet of Things, AI, and Robot Law’ at the 20th Annual IT Law Summer School in Cambridge, 4 August 2017
For the agenda, please see https://law.knect365.com/it-summer-school/agenda/
Christopher Millard chaired a session on ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ at the 30th Annual Privacy Laws and Business Conference, Cambridge, 3 July 2017
For the agenda, please see http://www.privacylaws.com//Documents/Annual%20Conference/ac30/AC30_programme.pdf