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Andrew Higgins

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198863182

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198863182.001.0001

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Artificial Intelligence in the Administration of Justice

Artificial Intelligence in the Administration of Justice

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The Civil Procedure Rules at 20

Adrian Zuckerman

Oxford University Press

Computer-operated systems are increasingly used for decision-making in public administration and private enterprise. Activities that were reserved to humans because they required decision-making in varied and unpredictable circumstances may now be performed by artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning is developing at such a pace that it is conceivable that algorithm-operated systems may be able to provide litigation services and even adjudication. Supplanting lawyers and judges by AI would have serious implications beyond the loss of jobs. AI lawyers and AI judges would change the adversarial system beyond recognition by reducing adjudication into one machine operation, putting an end to the visibility of court process, and eliminating the physical presence of the court. Court legitimacy would be undermined because AI adjudication would not be able to reflect human psychology; emotions, aspirations, beliefs or moral sensibility.

Keywords:   artificial intelligence, machine learning, adversarial process, legal services, court hearings, judging

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