'The adaptive nature of text-driven law' by Mireille Hildebrandt
The second online-first article is authored by Mireille Hildebrandt, founding member of journal's editoral team. Her article concerns the normative alterity that is inherent in the different technologies that articulate legal norms, arguing that the normative affordances of text-based technologies enabled the rise of the rule of law. She contends that the transition to data- and code-driven 'legal' technologies will transform legal practice and thereby the mode of existence of modern positive law.
The article is replied to by Michael Rovatsos, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh.