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BCLT Law & Tech Speaker Series | A Killer Application: Machine Learning Analysis as Evidence in Court with Oren Tsur

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us for a lunch presentation with Oren Tsur on February 21st, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Room 100-Law Building. Lunch will be provided. Sign up now! 

In this talk, Oren will discuss the application of machine learning (ML) methods in the analysis of forensic evidence. Specifically, he will focus on the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools for Authorship Attribution of textual evidence. He will present the general machine learning framework, then discuss a number of scenarios, inspired by two cases he was recently involved in as an expert witness for the public defender. He will also discuss scientific and ethical considerations that should be considered when applying ML methods in court. Finally, he will talk about the potential opportunities and threats, especially given recent developments in NLP, such as the ChatGPT and other large language models.

Dr. Oren Tsur is an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben Gurion University in Israel where he heads the NLP and Social dynamics Lab (NASLAB) and serves as the director of the newly founded Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Digital Politics and Strategy (DPS@BGU). Oren’s work combines Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Social Dynamics, and Complex Networks. Specifically, Oren’s work varies from sentiment analysis to modeling speakers’ language preferences, hates-speech detection, community dynamics, and adversarial influence campaigns. Oren serves as an editor and Senior Program Committee member in venues like ACL, EMNLP, WSDM and ICWSM and as a reviewer for journals ranging from TACL to PNAS and Nature. Oren’s work was published in top NLP and Web Science venues. His work/s on sarcasm detection was listed in the “top 50 inventions of the year” in Time Magazine’s Special technology issue.

Want to know more about Oren? Visit: https://www.naslab.ise.bgu.ac.il/orentsur


Tuesday, February 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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100 Law Building


Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

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