/AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases

Judges of the European Court of Human Rights listen in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 31, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the European Court of Human Rights, where he is expected to defend France's controversial anti-terror law that gives authorities permanent powers to search homes, shut places of worship and restrict the movements of suspected extremists. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Jean-Francois Badias (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS BADIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

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Artificial intelligence is predicting the outcome of court cases about human rights violations.

This adds to the growing role of AI in law. From next year, robot judges are set to be introduced in small claims courts in Estonia to moderate disputes of less than €7,000. In the US, algorithms are being used in sentencing decisions, and lawyers also use AI to analyse texts to answer legal questions and identify relevant past court case decisions.

Nikolaos Aletras at the University of Sheffield in the UK and …

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