Benjamin Chen, Alexander Stremitzer, and Kevin Tobia
Published on 28 February 2023
Introduction: Artificial intelligence judging has become a reality. Last month, a Colombian judge used ChatGPT to generate part of his judicial opinion. Colombia is not alone. Estonia has piloted a robot judge, and the United States. and Canada increasingly use A.I. tools in law.
These recent events have sparked a debate about “unethical” uses of A.I. in the judiciary. As the technological hurdles to A.I.-judging recede, the remaining barriers are ones of law and ethics.
Would it be fair to citizens for an A.I. judge—an algorithmic decision-maker—to resolve disputes?