Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to remove bias from human decision-making. Now try to imagine what our legal systems might look like if augmented with powerful AI capabilities.
By Mark Simmonds
If our legal processes and justice systems were infused with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, the outcome of some trials might be very different from those that were absent of AI. Some may argue AI might produce more balanced and consistent verdicts by identifying and attempting to remove human prejudice and bias. But that’s just one perspective on AI in the justice system. Consider how the existence of fully autonomous self-aware AI “beings” as part of our society might change our legal systems around the world.