Why a computer could help you get a fair trial | John Naughton

Recent research suggests that AI could make a valuable contribution to the judicial process

In 1963, an American attorney named Reed Lawlor published a prescient article in the journal of the American Bar Association. “In a few years,” he wrote, “lawyers will rely more and more on computers to perform many tasks for them. They will not rely on computers simply to do their bookkeeping, filing or other clerical tasks. They will also use them in their research and in the analysis and prediction of judicial decisions. In the latter tasks, they will make use of modern logic and the mathematical theory of probability, at least indirectly.”

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from Technology | The Guardian http://bit.ly/2uBJ5Ig

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