We often accept the terms and conditions of our society without understanding the fine print. Laws consisting of long legal texts, which are full of jargon, govern most of what we do, but they are unyielding and immovable in their nature. Martyn Dorey and Stephen Ozanne believe that we have reached a tipping point where the law now holds us back rather than enabling society to progress and diversify. In contrast, technology is changing at an exponential rate. At Ozoris Martyn and Stephen are reimagining society’s relationship with the law and they are finding new ways to make the law accessible for billions across the globe. Ozoris is creating ‘legal artificial intelligence’ using a breakthrough technology that aims to enable machines to serve the public interest by interpreting laws for themselves and empowering people by giving them affordable and direct access to the law. Its time to rethink the future relationship between the law and the society it is intended to serve. As a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ozoris, Martyn is creating ambitious technology to enable machines to interact with the law; an approach that could improve access to the law for billions around the globe. Martyn is an investment actuary, financial technology entrepreneur, and he has been a specialist in algorithm development for “big data” since 1996. In addition to his role as Chief Technology Officer for Ozoris he is also managing director of Dorey Financial Modelling, and a partner of Lima Insights, a big data business for the construction sector. Stephen is a corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in innovative financial services and technology. He was awarded the Harmsworth Scholarship by the Middle Temple before being called to the Bar of England and Wales and he now regularly advises many businesses that are household names at the specialist firm, AO Hall. As the Chief Legal Officer and a co-founder of Ozoris, Stephen’s vision is to enable machines to interpret laws and contracts so that everyone can have equal access to the legal information that they need. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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