I was interested in this report about an artificial intelligence platform that supposedly could make court conflicts a thing of the past.
Well, of course, “never say never” and given the massive leaps in technology in recent times, it may be that, one day, such a program could be practicable. However, in the short term, at least in my experience, many issues are rather more complex than they may at first seem to be. In such cases, it’s all about asking the right questions, and then assembling all the information required to answer them! And then, of course, each party to a dispute usually has their own version of events and a judgment has to be made as to which version is more credible. While some legal functions may lend themselves to computerisation, I think there may be some way to go before lawyers and courts can be dispensed with!