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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Eliot on Miscalculating Human Behavior Via Robo-Judges

Dr. Lance B. Eliot (Stanford Center for Legal Informatics) has posted The Dangers Of Miscalculating Human Behavior Via Robo-Judges on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
There has been a trend lately of suggesting that robot judges (so-called robo-judges) will be able to determine the guilt of a defendant by merely using state-of-the-art sensory devices to watch and hear the accused. Besides the questionable aspects of whether this can or should be done, it also misportrays what AI-based judge-related systems might genuinely provide as an added value to adjudication.

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