Robot judges and AI systems in China’s courts and public security agencies

I’m sharing my new publication through Springer Nature on the development of robot judges and AI systems in China’s courts as part of judicial reforms aimed at legal modernization and improved justice. 

My co-author, Yuan Tian (Michael) and I discuss robots and AI systems being used in China’s public security agencies and courts for criminal interrogation, evidence verification, and trial argumentation/recommendations, built on the foundations of speech/image recognition technology, machine learning, and algorithmic models. 

We discuss three stages of AI development in China: 1) ‘intelligent perception,’ 2) ‘intelligent cognition,’ and 3) ‘intelligent decision making,’ with an emphasis on the development of ‘smart courts’ and court automation.

We also discuss AI challenges in China, with a particular focus on social and ethical considerations (AI replacing humans decision makers in trials), data privacy, fairness, public participation and human values. We conclude with suggestions for policy makers and key stakeholders to consider as AI technologies continue to become embedded in judicial systems worldwide.

Below is the link for the publication:

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