AI Can Be Used In Judicial Process But Cannot Replace Human Discretion: CJI S A Bobde

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  • He also stated that the use of technology in judicial functioning is a fascinating area and a major breakthrough
  • The AI system that is being looked into to employ in court is equipped with reading speeds of one million characters per second
Sharad Arvind Bobde (Pic credit-wikibio)

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde stressed on the need for artificial intelligence (AI) in the judicial system. It is especially needed in cases of repetitive nature and document management, to expedite the dispute resolution process. He added that AI cannot replace human discretion, which is crucial for a just decision making. He also stated that the use of technology in judicial functioning is a fascinating area and a major breakthrough.

Reading speeds of one million characters per second

CJI Bobde said that based on the experience of systems that have used artificial intelligence, only repetitive area or decision making like rates of taxation or something that is invariably the same or which is in a sense mechanical can be covered by AI. He added that AI can play a significant role in tribunals like Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in docket management and decision making.

The AI system that is being looked into to employ in court is equipped with reading speeds of one million characters per second. A similar system can be read and extract all relevant facts, compute tax effect and help in the pace of decision making.

Various nations using AI in justice delivery systems

CJI Bobde added that it is reassuring to know that more nations are taking steps towards experimenting and implementing AI in their justice delivery systems. He added that artificial intelligence brings new hope to drive the public faith to institutions.

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