Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Would Humans Trust an A.I. Judge? More Easily Than You Think.” on SLATE.

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?

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