Adjudicating by Algorithm: The risks and benefits of artificial intelligence in judicial decision-making

Carole Piovesan and articling student Vivian Ntiri’s article, “Adjudicating by Algorithm: The risks and benefits of artificial intelligence in judicial decision-making”, has just been published in The Advocates’ Journal.

Artificial intelligence is expected to penetrate every sector and industry of the global economy, with law being no exception. Its potential to bring increased efficiency matters greatly in an era in which our legal system is under scrutiny. The technology and its implications need to be better understood. The article explores the use of AI in adjudication, highlighting, as a use case, algorithm-based risk assessments in criminal proceedings.

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