Community Highlight: Stanford’s CodeX and the Future of Automated Law

We recently had the honor of speaking to Stanford’s CodeX about how Immuta enables the world’s largest organizations to accelerate machine learning innovation while maintaining their regulatory obligations.

For folks who might not know, CodeX was established by the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics to focus on the research and development of computational law. The organization brings together lawyers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders aimed at advancing legal technology. They engage in ground-breaking work on the intersection between law and technology, from academic theory to boots-on-the-ground start ups.

To quote Michael Genesereth, the computer science professor who directs CodeX:

Computational Law is the natural next step in a progression that began millenia ago. Around 1750 BC, Hammurabi had the laws of the land encoded in written form (literally cast in stone) so that citizens could know what was expected of them and what would happen if they violated those expectations. Since then, it has been the norm to encode rules in written form and disseminate first via books and more recently via the Internet. However, with the proliferation of rules and regulations, just writing things down is not enough when the laws are voluminous and difficult to understand. In a way, Computational Law is the next step in the evolution of the legal system.

The pain point Genesereth describes exists in force for data science teams trying to access data and accelerate innovation, and it’s getting more painful, and more difficult, by the day. Solving this challenge is exactly what we’re working on at Immuta. And our hope is that what we learn from this environment will be applicable to other legal environments as well, from automating something as ancient as the Code of Hammurabi, to solving the newest legal challenges such as governing automated machines.

Our community involvement continues on June 29, when Immuta’s Chief Privacy Officer & Legal Engineer, Andrew Burt, will provide an overview of Immuta’s work on the current intersection between data science, machine learning, and the law to top executives at LexisNexis. Immuta was selected as one of four companies to showcase the growing importance of legal technology for tomorrow’s enterprise, and we’re thrilled to participate.

If you’re interested in learning more about Immuta’s work on data science and governance, or to schedule a meeting with our data science and governance team, please contact Andrew at