With the financial support of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), AAAS has undertaken a one-year project aimed at developing preliminary information resources necessary to support judges as they address an increasing number of cases involving artificial intelligence (AI).
Accordingly, materials for judges have been generated that can assist them to become familiar with various aspects of artificial intelligence (AI), which is increasingly used in the legal field and beyond. Indeed, courts likely will have to handle more and more cases in which AI is central to the matter, and AAAS hopes that the written and audio materials it is making available cogently provide accurate information to help judges in their adjudication of such cases.
To that end, the materials generated by this project are primarily individual papers, prepared by experts in the relevant field, and finalized through a process that ensures both the technical accuracy of the content and its utility for judges. The materials also include podcasts, and accompanying transcripts thereof, in which experts discuss topics that should help put the increasing use of AI in the legal field in context, raise questions that judges should bear in mind as this phenomenon advances, and offer some suggestions for judges to consider.
In addition to making these materials available via AAAS’ website, AAAS intends to have select partner organizations, that work with state and federal judicial education institutions, make the materials freely available to judges through their existing online databases and other digital repositories.
The production of these materials, as part of the Artificial Intelligence and the Courts: Materials for Judges series, was funded by the NIST through Award 60NANB21D031.
Disclaimer: The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect the views of the AAAS Board of Directors, its Council and membership, or NIST.