AI and the Future of Mediation Conference

Coming up in mid-April, will host an online conference on the state of artificial intelligence (AI) in the practice of dispute engagement. I will be one of the closing speaker for the conference, on the 19th of April. My presentation will be called “Making Friends with AI: Why Mediators Should Welcome AI Platforms – With Caution.” Here is the official blurb for the conference.

Artificial intelligence (AI) will transform many industries moving forward, and the field of mediation is no exception.  In this online conference we will convene the top experts in online dispute resolution (ODR) and AI/data science to envision the form this transformation will take. 

From the father of ODR (Ethan Katsh) to the #1 expert on AI in the justice system (Richard Susskind), this gathering will convene the leading global thinkers to separate the hype from the reality and provide actionable steps dispute resolvers can leverage to ensure they benefit from the rise of AI instead of getting left behind. AI will not replace mediators, but it is likely that mediators who leverage AI will increasingly take cases from mediators who can’t.

“ChatGPT is not going to replace us, it’s going to make us look like superheroes.” – Erin Levine

“Understanding and using technology in mediation (something I call ‘making friends with the fourth party’) isn’t radical.  It’s responsible – and good practice.” – Daniel Rainey