I would like to briefly introduce you to the CEO and Co-Founder of LawTech’s , Dr. Alfonso Navas, who describes the technologies that make legal functions more accessible and easier and faster to perform.
Carolina Rodríguez H : What was your childhood like and how did it influence your current professional career?
Alfoso Navas Aparicio : In my childhood I grew up with my parents and three sisters and a brother, so as a child I dreamed and imagined to discover new things and new cultures, and other populations, in fact at some point I thought about studying anthropology but also as I come from a large family, we are seven I learned to work in a collaborative way helping each other to achieve a common family goal, and above all this desire for new discoveries and to impact beyond the geographical environment of which I learned from my father a renowned doctor and helping other people outside the regional environment. I am grateful for the family discipline that guided me to take this path.
CRH : Is there a diplomat, philosopher or lawyer who has motivated you throughout her career?
AN : Actually there are many people who have influenced me throughout thirty years of professional career sharing achievable dreams, but at this moment two people have influenced me mainly one of them D. Cecilia Medina Quiroga (Concepción, November 17, 1935, is a Chilean jurist and academic specialized in international human rights law. She was a judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights between 2002 and 2009) who introduced me to the world of human rights and on the other hand who was my doctoral thesis director MIGUEL ÁNGEL COBOS GÓMEZ DE LINARES (Professor of Criminal Law at the Complutense University of Madrid) who taught me to rethink and question many of the dogmas that seemed immovable and who pushed me to create what was once a dream is now a fact and a reality : my company.
CRH: Could you tell us more about Click Legal® and what benefits does it provide?
AN: It is a technological manager of legal knowledge that currently has Costa Rican regulations that are developed in the field of legal tech an app specialized in accurate legal commentary, with a comprehensive view of the law, with access to more than 90 regulatory texts such as the Constitution, codes, laws, decrees and international instruments, to speed up the time of research and decision making to devote time to other tasks with greater efficiency, a project with professionals of reference in the legal sector, with people committed to human and social welfare working together with passion, collaboratively, to innovate with the use of technology the way to produce and access to knowledge of law in Costa Rica; and thus promote the efficiency of people working in the legal sector. My desire is to become a means to build a sustainable development inside and outside the immediate legal environment.
CRH: What is your hope for the future of humanity regarding digital transformation?
A N :Complex but interesting question, when we think what is the hope for humanity we all have purposes, as what one wishes to happen and believes is achievable. My hope for humanity in the first place is a greater human welfare and I do not speak in absolute terms because it could be a utopia that at this moment we think that we all could have a human welfare on planet earth but to improve it and when we talk about the integration of the era of digital transformation is to integrate digital tasks in all processes that make tasks easier, automation of certain processes and what one longs for is that this technology can help to confront what we face today as a society to achieve a greater human welfare and from there we can dedicate ourselves to solve but as human beings we can dedicate ourselves with more effort to what a solution together entails.
CRH: What is your opinion on the proposed EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION on artificial intelligence in the digital age?
A N :The proposal implies a challenge because it deals with the regulation of an issue that is no longer so new, it does not hinder the economic growth of society, especially when the states enter into an issue, there is a risk that there will be an obstacle, to the growth of innovation but it is worth it above all for these risks because at the end of the day it is an instrument created for the use of a Validity and Reliability approach, what Dr Alfonso mentions about the concepts of validity and reliability is very important. . , are often used somewhat interchangeably, primarily because both are useful tools for determining the effectiveness of the measurement qualities of indicators of abstract and latent constructs. Reformulated in more operational terms, the problem at hand can be formulated as a challenge to quantify the probability or severity of events expressed in a somewhat abstract way, it has two aspects:
First, it is about identifying the right indicators, which are directly observable indicators of the event in question. Secondly, it is about determining the accuracy of these indicators; In other words, how good a particularly observable indicator of the latent interest construct is.
Implicit in the above considerations are two distinct dimensions of validity and reliability of observable events as surrogates for the underlying latent construct of interest. An important consideration in evaluating the degree to which certain observable indicators can be taken as valid and reliable indicators of an underlying unobservable idea lies in understanding the basic principles of the latent theory.
Given the above considerations, validity is the degree of truthfulness of a particular concept, often expressed as the degree to which the conceptualization and operationalization of the construct are in agreement. Remembering the distinction between the evaluation of the “truth of the construct”
In order to focus on the enormous potential that AI offers to human beings, it identified policy options that could unlock AI’s potential in the areas of health, the environment, and climate change. Also see the potential for AI – combined with the necessary support infrastructure, education, and training – to increase capital and labour productivity, innovation, sustainable growth, and enhance job creation. Dr. A. Navas
CRH :What does the digital age represent for you in the 21st century?
A N : A stimulus to innovate to undertake that tests our capacity for resilience but also poses a risk that interpersonal relationships are dehumanized and lost something that we must continue to provide to avoid the effective dehumanization of interpersonal relationships.
CRH : Finally, what’s next in Alfonso’s life and how would he like to be remembered?
A N : What follows is an attempt to internationalize the project that I am working on full time. To ensure that it is scalable, utilizes new and emerging technologies. A physical purpose is imperative that impacts the legal sector and closely disciplines so that it can generate income to other initiated sustainable social development projects that we have in our sights or have planned for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Our project is not only about making the legal and other professional sectors more efficient. We are rather reaching to benefit populations in a strong social-economic situation. The aim of which is to act as something personal such as a servant who is able to contribute and impact young populations that need support.
My focus is to leave an indelible impact from the culmination of all the projects that I have worked on in life which can be continued for future generations, giving transfer of value and principles of positive impact projects that are maintained over time, more than me. I hope to be remembered as not the one who created them but as the one who improved the environment
Interview conducted and photography by Carolina Rodriguez