Posted on November 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM by Chuck Fox
Imagine for a second, that you enter the courtroom to see a computer in the place of a judge. You watch the trial robot as it hears the details of a case, and as the “judge-bot” absorbs the evidence, it seems to be drawing conclusions, determining through steely artificial intelligence, if the accused is guilty or not guilty. It seems a bit weird, unsettling, and may not be as farfetched as it sounds.
In fact, this idea is already being tested with surprisingly successful results. The University College London and the University of Sheffield built an artificially intelligent (AI) ‘judge’ which has demonstrated a high level of accuracy when it comes to assessing past cases and rendering verdicts.