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Indian Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law, 2021

October 1-3, 2021 [Virtual Edition]

The Premier Flagship Conference of the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence & Law.

The Indian Conference on AI and Law, 2021 is the Flagship Conference of the team of the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

Watch us LIVE on YouTube on Internationalism Global Podcasts from 10 AM IST onwards from October 1, 2021.


Track Presentations

Special Presentations on innovative ideas related to Artificial Intelligence and Law.


Research Panels

Exceptional Panel Discussions on various issues related to AI and Law.

The Cyclicity of AI and Human Resilience

This year, the Secretariat has decided to undertake a new policy agenda for the Indian Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law, 2021. In the first virtual edition of IndoCon, the major focus areas decided for our panels and tracks were central to the theme of transition from the first two decades of 2000-2019 to a new era, amidst the COVID19 pandemic. Unlike what popular opinion might have thought, this pandemic has seemingly accelerated human development (possibly evolution). The vulnerability to deal with pandemics and such biological calamities teaches us as humankind to act humble, think reasonably and bridge gaps between individual rights and group rights. Artificial Intelligence, though, does not determine distinctively between the domains of individual and collective rights respectively, which seems quite problematic, considering that AI induces social control with much pace through cyberspace and ever-increasing reliance on cyber or digital activities. Thus, we have decided on a universalized and India-centric Global theme for the Conference, which is central to the notion of Cyclical AI.

By Cyclical AI, we mean that phases of growth of human society as a whole, and its civilizations need not be linear in terms of analysing risks that might emerge due to the proliferation of AI products and services. We need an economic approach, which adapts and conditions how random uncertainties become certain as naturally as possible.

As India's Principal Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Shri Sanjeev Sanyal had stated once:

"Economics is about managing a series of random shocks and their unpredictable consequences. Economists who believe in "equilibriums" also believe in the tooth fairy."

Incidents such as the Suez Canal block, the COVID19 pandemic and its disastrous waves and even the cases of mutation signal towards the same issue.


Imagine how can humans through AI, which is assumed to be an 'extension' of humankind like historical chariots in Egypt and the Roman Empire, the printing press in the 14th and 15th Century in Europe, Penicillin and Insulin developments decades and centuries after the Industrial Revolution, achieve better goals. Even in the line of understanding Behavioural Economics, it seems probable that the randomness of societal and physical changes, whether through viruses, nature itself or any other strategic un-expectancy from human reality - resilience is the key to achieve Cyclic AI, which surpasses identitarian and biases-centric approach to AI Governance. Therefore, the Global theme for IndoCon 2021 is 'The Cyclicity of AI and Human Resilience'.

The Schedule

October 1-3, 2021

The Curtain Raiser

October 1, 2021 - 12 PM IST

Aditi Sharma, Vice President will deliver the Curtain Raiser

Abhivardhan, the President will deliver Special Remarks.

AI and Blockchain: Need for Reforms in Indian Tax Regimes

October 2, 2021 - 4 PM IST

Manohar Samal, Moderator

Meyya Nagappan, Nishith Desai Associates 

Pallav Pradyumn Narang, CNK RK & Co.

Role of AI Hype in the World of Information Warfare

October 3, 2021 - 2 PM IST

Aditi Sharma, Moderator

Dr Jeffrey Funk, Independent Technology Consultant

Dr Richard Self, University of Derby

Ryan Carrier, ForHumanity [Special Remarks

Jacquie Hughes, ForHumanity & UK Government

Bogdan Grigorescu, Afiniti

Savitha S Jagdeesan, Kochhar & Co.

Deciphering Explainable Artificial Intelligence for the Indo-Pacific

October 3, 2021 - 4 PM IST

Mridutpal Bhattacharyya, Moderator

Velina Tchakarova, AIES

Maksim Karliuk, UNESCO

Sanjay Notani, Economic Laws Practice (also as the President of AI General Assembly)

Mr Amit Das, Head, Centre for AI & ML, ICFAI University, Dehradun

Abhivardhan, Global Law Assembly

Indian Civilization and the Aestheticization of Artificial Intelligence: A Systemic Approach

October 3, 2021 - 7 PM IST

Abhivardhan, Moderator

Dr K Parameswaran, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Prof Subhash Kak, Oklahoma State University [Special Remarks]

Ashwini Sharma, Maadhyam Law Associates


The Main Soundtrack

Listen to the Official Soundtrack of the Indian Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law.

The Conference Brochure

Themes of the Conference

The themes of IndoCon2021 are now released.

Deciphering Explainable Artificial Intelligence for the Indo-Pacific

Role of AI as Utilities and Services in the Development of Civilizations

Role of AI Hype on the Medical-Pharma Sectors in the World of Information Warfare

Reconciling Monotonocity in International AI Governance

The Demand to Disrupt Economies through Disruptive AI

India and Africa's Visions for Beneficial AI

The Need to Decipher Cooperation Between East Coast Code and the West Coast Code through Blockchain

AI and Blockchain: Need for Reforms in Indian Tax Regimes

Indian Civilization and the Aestheticization of Artificial Intelligence: A Systemic Approach

AI General Assembly

Technology Diplomacy in a Democratic and Responsible Manner

AI General Assembly is the Democratic Consultation Forum by the Indian Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law.

Call for Speakers

We will conduct special research panels on exclusive and pragmatic issues of AI and Law in the Conference Virtual Edition.

Apply now with your Curriculum Vitae and a 200-word summary of your talk.

Apply now.

Key People

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Aditi Sharma

Vice President

Chief Research Officer, ISAIL

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Founder & President


Mridutpal Bhattacharyya

Director, Academics

Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, ISAIL

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A Bit About Us

Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law is a registered Charitable Trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Our motive has been to endorse ideas and innovation in AI Ethics and Social Sciences.

Our Partners

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Internationalism Global Podcasts

Broadcasting Partner


Indian Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Law

Publication Partner

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