New Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Shipping Law in the 21st Century consists of edited versions of the papers delivered at the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law's 14th International Colloquium at Swansea Law School in September 2018. Written by a combination of top academics and highly experienced legal practitioners, these papers have been carefully co-ordinated to give the reader a first-class insight into the issues surrounding new technology and shipping.
The book is set out in three parts:
Part I offers a detailed and critical analysis of issues that are emerging, and those that are likely to emerge, from the use of advanced computer technology, particularly at the contracting process and in the context of issuing trading documents.
Part 2 focusses on artificial intelligence and discusses the contemporary issues that will emerge once autonomous ships and similar crafts are put to use in the world's oceans. As well as this, the legal impact of ports utilising artificial intelligence and computer technology will also be considered.
Part 3 analyses how the increasing use of legal technology is changing insurance underwriting and shipping litigation.
An invaluable guide to the recent technological advances in shipping, this book is vital reading for both professional and academic readers.
Baris Soyer is Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law and Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Law School, Swansea University. He was previously Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter (2000-2001).
Andrew Tettenborn is Professor of Commercial Law at the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Law School, University of Swansea. He was previously Professor of Law, University of Exeter (1996-2010) and Fellow of Pembroke College and Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge (1979-1996).