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AI and the Courts

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in multiple and increasing ways to make and inform decisions critical to individuals and institutions, as well as in the design of tools and technologies of both specialist and general application. Made possible (and cheaper) by the massive increase in raw processing power and speed that characterize the field today, AI is now present in almost every aspect of our lives: at home, at work, in decisions about loans and college admissions, in vehicles and transportation systems, in weapons, in surveillance, in healthcare, in policing, and judicial sentencing. As these uses of AI proliferate, it is inevitable that litigation will arise from the decisions derived from AI. Given that, it is vital to examine the interaction of AI and the courts including the use of AI in and for the courts. It is vital that members of the judiciary understand how AI is used, the standards for its development and application, and its limitations.

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