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The MERCY environment, comes from collaboration between Vivienne Griffin of Somerset House Studios and Cari Hyde-Vaamonde of King’s College London’s School of Law. As you move through the environment you will see images and have discussions that deepen your understanding of the challenges, and possibilities that emerge when technology, AI and Law interact. No language barriers and no need to have any prior awareness of the topics, this is an interactive workshop where you will be encouraged to share you views.


Fascinated by the potential for code and AI to reform how law and justice function, Cari Hyde-Vaamonde is an experienced lawyer and court advocate. Having practiced in diverse fields including technology, Cari became increasingly interested in systematic analysis. Her focus on research in the field recently culminated in a UKRI 4-year award to research the impacts of AI in justice settings at King's College London, where she is also a Visiting Lecturer in AI, Law and Society as well as the Law of Financial Technologies. She is engaged in several interdisciplinary collaborations, is co-convener of the Innovations In Judging collaborative research network and presents research internationally. Cari has a special interest in using visualisations and art to convey otherwise complex ideas in an accessible way, and has been involved in projects to this end, such as the MERCY project (Judged by the Machines? and AI & Art Salon 26 May 2023) having been embedded in the Alan Turing Institute for the academic year 2022-2023.

Born in Dublin and living in London, Vivienne Griffin studied fine art at City University New York supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. Griffin is a recent recipient of an Oram Award, named after legendary producer Daphne Oram, the award celebrates innovation in sound and music. Most recent exhibitions are Manchester International Festival 2021,  the AGM in Somerset House at St Mary le Strand 2021, for Montez Press Radio in NYC. Griffin is a PhD candidate at Queen's University Belfast at the Sonic Arts Research Centre. Vivienne is represented by Bureau, NYC.

This event is in-person only. Please register on Eventbrite. Registration will close at 9am on Monday 20 May.

This event is part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, running from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2024.

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Cari Hyde-Vaamonde

PhD Student and GTA in Law

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Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS