Artificial intelligence could help judges in online court

Top judge expected to recommend digital approach to cutting the logjam of civil justice. Civil legal court disputes in England and Wales could be resolved online under proposals expected to be published this month by a senior member of the judiciary. Lord Justice Briggs’ final report on improving the efficiency of civil justice is also expected to consider the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in assisting judges – and even in passing judgments. The Briggs report, due for publication by HM Judiciary in July, appears at a time of unprecedented interest in AI in the legal world. After decades of false starts, big law firms in the US and England are increasingly using AI software to sift through the mountains of documents and email evidence that accumulate in big commercial…


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