Artificial Intelligence could help in arbitration in globalised era, says CJI
The Times of India , Feb 9, 2020
A fortnight after making it public that judiciary is exploring use of artificial intelligence to speed up justice delivery, Chief Justice S A Bobde on Saturday said traditional methods of arbitration in India could be augmented by use of AI to achieve international standards.
Speaking at an International Conference on ‘Arbitration in the Era of Globalisation’, organised by Indian Council of Arbitration and FICCI, the CJI said, “As we conceptualise international arbitration in a globalised era, we must also be cognisant of the synergistic opportunities available for international arbitration through utilisation of disruptive technologies.”
“Artificial Intelligence could provide immense benefits for the arbitration process and its users. By augmenting human cognitive abilities, AI powered services could assist lawyers in drafting, identification of better authorities, reviewing documents etc. It is also well placed to assist arbitral tribunals in preparation of award, simultaneous judicial review, streamlining case management etc. AI-based analytics system could be used to predict costs, duration and possible resolution including proposing a range of settlement based on analysis of previous arbitrations of similar size and complexity. AI-assisted arbitration holds immense promise for the arbitration community,” he said.
On January 24, CJI Bobde had said he was looking to employ AI, which reads one million characters per second, in judiciary to help judges get gist of voluminous petitions quickly and propel the pace of case disposal.
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