Thomas Wood, freelance data scientist in London, UK. Speciality area: natural language processing (NLP)

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AI expert witness for litigation

Have you considered hiring an AI expert witness for your litigation, arbitration or a tribunal where the outcome depends on detailed aspects of artificial intelligence? I have over 10 years of experience in academia and industry, and I am Oxbridge educated and Microsoft certified. I am CUBS certified for civil litigation (Cardiff University Bond Solon expert witness course). I am located in London, England, but I can be hired as an AI expert witness in any location.

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I am a specialist in artificial intelligence (AI) and offer data science consulting services as a freelancer and via my company Fast Data Science Ltd, as well as AI expert witness and due diligence services.

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What does an AI expert witness do?

An expert witness is a person whose opinion is accepted by a judge as that of an expert due to their skills or qualifications in that field. Expert witnesses can be employed in various capacities such as litigation, arbitration, and tribunals. In England and Wales, a court must give permission for an expert witness to give evidence.

Expert evidence is admissible to furnish the court with information which is likely to be outside the experience and the knowledge of a judge or jury.

Ministry of Justice (England and Wales), Criminal Practice Direction V Evidence 19A Expert Evidence

The role of an expert witness is to give evidence tendered as opinion rather than fact, as opposed to a fact witness.

For further information about the permitted use of expert witnesses in England and Wales, please refer to the following:

When people refer to AI, in everyday parlance this often means machine learning. Machine learning is a kind of artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn without being programmed explicitly. Machine learning systems and their capabilities can be incredibly difficult for laypeople to understand. Sometimes in litigation, it is necessary to hire an AI expert witness to share their knowledge with a non-specialist panel or jury, in order to assist them in understanding the case.

My experience in AI

Since completing a Masters degree in Computer Speech, Text, and Internet Technology at the University of Cambridge in 2008, I have been active in various areas of AI in industry and academia, specialising in natural language processing. Some examples of AI projects that I have undertaken in the past include:

Since 2020, I have been offering my services as an AI expert witness and due diligence consultant for litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and arbitration.

Do you need an AI expert witness?

If you would like to talk about your need for a machine learning or AI expert witness for litigation or arbitration, please get in touch today.

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