Ateneo Law School partners with Facebook to discuss the Future Value of Data

October 04, 2018

Facebook, in collaboration with UK-based think tank, Future Agenda, has been sponsoring Future Value of Data workshops globally—including Singapore, Bangkok, and Jakarta in Asia Pacific. In the Philippines, Facebook has partnered with the Ateneo Law School—through the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education—for a workshop on the Future Value of Data in Manila last September 24, 2018.

Building on insights from the global Future Agenda program and adding new research, this workshop brought together leaders and experts to explore and share views of the key regional and global changes on the horizon in the important and fast-evolving area of data.

 

Dean Jose Maria G. Hofileña of the Ateneo Law School addresses the workshop attendees. Photo courtesy of Brady de Castro

 
Dean Jose Maria G. Hofilena of the Ateneo Law School emphasized the importance of this conversation, saying that it is “essential since, even as we might not even have fully grasped the present value of data, there is no doubt that data permeates (and will continue to do so) all aspects of our lives—and that the interdisciplinary character of the workshop’s participants testifies to that.”
 
“Facing the future value of data, while necessary,” he added “might also potentially be terrifying for us who teach and practice law because of the possibility of discovering that in the field of legal education and practice, the community greatly prefers, or will prefer, artificial over natural intelligence.”
 
Launched in Bangalore, this major new project on the Future Value of Data engages with experts in 30 other cities around the world to build a rich, informed view of how and why change is occurring. With the use of data accelerating in and around many sectors, there will be an exploration of emerging legal, technological, social, business model, and regulatory shifts and how and where they may most impact over the next decade. Moreover, there will also be an inquiry into the emerging role of data in society.
 

 

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  • Ateneo Law School partners with Facebook to discuss the Future Value of Data
    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    Facebook, in collaboration with UK-based think tank, Future Agenda, has been sponsoring Future Value of Data workshops globally—including Singapore, Bangkok, and Jakarta in Asia Pacific. In the Philippines, Facebook has partnered with the Ateneo Law School—through the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education—for a workshop on the Future Value of Data in Manila last September 24, 2018.

    Building on insights from the global Future Agenda program and adding new research, this workshop brought together leaders and experts to explore and share views of the key regional and global changes on the horizon in the important and fast-evolving area of data.

     

    Dean Jose Maria G. Hofileña of the Ateneo Law School addresses the workshop attendees. Photo courtesy of Brady de Castro

     
    Dean Jose Maria G. Hofilena of the Ateneo Law School emphasized the importance of this conversation, saying that it is “essential since, even as we might not even have fully grasped the present value of data, there is no doubt that data permeates (and will continue to do so) all aspects of our lives—and that the interdisciplinary character of the workshop’s participants testifies to that.”
     
    “Facing the future value of data, while necessary,” he added “might also potentially be terrifying for us who teach and practice law because of the possibility of discovering that in the field of legal education and practice, the community greatly prefers, or will prefer, artificial over natural intelligence.”
     
    Launched in Bangalore, this major new project on the Future Value of Data engages with experts in 30 other cities around the world to build a rich, informed view of how and why change is occurring. With the use of data accelerating in and around many sectors, there will be an exploration of emerging legal, technological, social, business model, and regulatory shifts and how and where they may most impact over the next decade. Moreover, there will also be an inquiry into the emerging role of data in society.