• This post from the Brookings Institution argues that “It’s time for our justice system to embrace AI.” The purposes are to reduce bias and increase efficiency in “assess(ing) various risks, from the likelihood that a defendant will skip bail to the likelihood that a potential parolee will reoffend.” AI can also result in reduced crime rates and jail populations. For now, there are no federal standards for implementing risk-assessment software, and the AI’s decision-making process should be open to evaluation.

“Finding the right balance of AI and human interaction in the criminal justice system will be a difficult task. Judges may be resistant to change, and we will need systems and institutions that ensure proper transparency and due process. But we can’t just abandon the project because it is hard. After all, the humans we already rely on to dispense justice are flawed, as well.”

 

  • This story argues that to prepare for the future, corporate boards should become AI savvy. Seems the same should apply to law firm executive committees. Again, it’s all about the data, and every organization should have a “data strategy.”

 

  • In this article, Ken Grady makes a compelling argument that the idea of AI writing legal briefs no longer science fiction. Fascinating.