Artificial intelligence, the decisive outcome of the trial, is still perceived as fiction. However, recent studies have shown that he is already able to predict a judgment with 80% accuracy.
This technique was developed by specialists from the London College of the University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania.
As one of the study leaders, Dr. Nicholas Alethras, explained, this is not about the complete replacement of judges and lawyers with appropriate robots. Artificial intelligence may be needed to quickly identify patterns in most cases.
"We expect that this kind of tool will increase the efficiency of the courts, " said one of the research participants, Dr. Lampos, "But for this to become a reality, we must adapt it to as many articles of the law as possible before the courts."
The team examined 584 cases using a machine learning algorithm to find patterns. The results showed that the most reliable clue in predicting a court decision was the wording of the text, as well as the topics and circumstances indicated in it. The circumstances meant information about the factual circumstances of the case.
In particular, AI will help in identifying violations of the European Convention on Human Rights, where the largest number of controversial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is observed.