This artificially intelligent judge predicts verdicts with 79% accuracy

A judge uses a gavel to strike the pad during a trial. Image: Shen zhengyi – Imaginechina By Colin Daileda2016-10-24 19:17:32 UTC Artificial intelligence is coming to court, too.  Researchers at University College London, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Sheffield created an artificially intelligent software program that ruled on a set of 584 cases previously brought before the European Court of Human Rights, just like a judge.  In nearly 80 percent of cases focused on torture and degrading treatment, fair trials and privacy, the software came up with the same verdict as its human counterparts.  Don’t worry, this isn’t a face you’re likely to see in a courtroom. Image: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan “This can be useful, for both lawyers and judges, as an assisting tool to…


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