AI, Blockchain and the law

Law@work, UCT Faculty of Law, is pleased to present a one-day course on artificial intelligence and Bitcoin, with legal insights from South Africa’s only technology lawyer to collaborate with Google Inc. Launchpad.

Course Date: 30 NOVEMBER 2018

Time: 09h00 – 17h00
Venue: Kramer Building, UCT Middle Campus, Rondebosch

This course focuses on business and legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence (Al) and Bitcoin (crypto) – and how they are shaping current and future paradigms. Focus will be placed on practical issues within the contemporary market place. Upon completion, attendees will be able to:

• Critically analyse technology trends
• Discern the perspectives of Crypto critics and evangelists
• Understand the current and future implications of Artificial Intelligence (Al).


• Professional advisers in the tech space
• Professional advisers who want to work on tech transactions
• Entrepreneurs of all business and commercial backgrounds
• Teachers and educators who want to know more about the tech industry
• Journalists and writers wanting insight into the future of tech
• Students interested in technology at present and in the future.


This course will give valuable insight into current technology trends. Focus will be placed on the commercial and legal significance of what happens in the technology industry. Attendees can expect to have a deep understanding of tech that will inspire new ways of understanding commerce and law.


Russel LuckRussel Luck is a practicing technology attorney with an LLM in technology law. He has been advisor to some of the largest technology companies in the world, including Microsoft SA and Research in Motion (RIM,) commonly known as Blackberry Smart Phones. He appears regularly on radio and features on television in the eNCA moneyline show from time to time. He is asked for expert commentary in media publications such as MoneyWeb and Tech24 and publishes regularly in De Rebus law journal.




Award of certificate:
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who attend the course. Please ensure that you sign the attendance register.

Course fee:
R2,750 per delegate. The fee includes parking, tea, lunch, and course materials. 

Closing date for registration:
One week prior to the course. 

Registration and enquiries:
Please contact Law@work, UCT Faculty of Law:
Don Coue on 021 650 3242 or Email: 
Visit our website to download the registration form:



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