The Need for Good Old Fashioned AI and Law

Bench-Capon, Trevor ORCID: 0000-0003-3975-4398
(2021) The Need for Good Old Fashioned AI and Law. Jusletter-IT (fses). pp. 23-35.

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«Good Old Fashioned AI and Law» typically involved a partnership between legal expertise and computer knowledge. Nowadays, however, there is a new fashion in AI. Algorithms that learn from large datasets have moved to the centre stage in many domains. In this paper I set out a number of features of the legal domain which mean that we should use the new AI with caution. For systems which support legal decision making and predict case outcomes, there is not yet a real alternative to Good Old Fashioned AI and Law. Machines may be able to teach themselves chess, but not yet law.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 07:22
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2024 02:34
DOI: 10.38023/cefe7081-e6dd-49de-9592-9adbb6063fd6
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