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Artificial intelligence not to be used in Indian courts: CJI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde has clarified that courts will not be seeing the usage of artificial intelligence in the decision-making. Chief justice of India RM Lodha expressed concern about the use of artificial intelligence at a program in Nagpur.

The idea of using artificial intelligence was good and may help significantly in the management of cases in courts and discharge of judicial functions, like other technological innovations such use may have potentially negative implications.

Justice Bobde clearly said that there is no move to substitute the judicial decision-making process of the human mind. According to a report in New Scientist, from the year 2020 robot judges are going to be introduced in small claims courts in Estonia to moderate disputes of less than 7,000 Euros. 

US algorithms are being used in sentencing decisions, and lawyers also use artificial intelligence to analyse texts to answer legal questions and identify relevant past court case decisions. However, the same can be done only after enough data has been accumulated for the AI software to play an active role in courts.

Source: Data quest

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