Success for Edinburgh Law School students at Informatics Hackathon

Students on the LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law programme were members of the winning team at the recent Unbias Hackathon

Two students on Edinburgh Law School's LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law programme, Danai Papanikou and Gabriela Alfaro Mata, were part of the winning "NoName" team at the recent Unbias Hackathon.

The Hackathon was held between the 30th June and 1st July 2018 at Codebase in Edinburgh. It was organised by the University's School of Informatics.

The group's winning product, p r o l i g h t, aims to help HR departments in addressing bias in hiring hand promotion practices, by analysing decision patterns and helping to distinguish between decisions which are truly discriminatory and those which are based on ethically and legally valid reasons.

Their approach convinced a panel of judges from academia and industry, and showed the powerful synergies that can be achieved when lawyers team up with computer scientists to develop socially responsible and legally sound computing solutions.

The Law School would like to extend its congratulations to the whole NoName team, and to Danai and Gabriela in particular.