Artificially Intelligent Judge Predicts Case Outcomes in the European Court of Human Rights.

Researchers loaded the text of 584 past cases to see if a computer could predict the outcomes.  In cases covering areas of law including torture, privacy and degrading treatment, the artificial intelligence (AI) judge reached the same verdicts as the judges did in the cases – with 79% accuracy.

Dr Nikolaos Aletras, who led the study, said, “We don’t see AI replacing judges or lawyers, but we think they’d find it useful for rapidly identifying patterns in cases that lead to certain outcomes.  It could also be a valuable tool for highlighting which cases are most likely to be violations of the European Convention on Human Rights.”


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