02 February 2018

AI could improve sentencing outcomes

AI would produce less human errors in sentencing, according to two Australian professors.

Artificial intelligence could help sentencing procedures to be fairer, according to two Australian academics. Professor Mirko Bagaric and Professor Dan Hunter say it would remove factors such as emotional bias and human error if deployed. Furthermore, if longer sentences have to be imposed on offenders of a particular race or background, AI could remove the element of prejudice.The professors from Swinburne University have written an article in the Criminal Law Journal on their research entitled ‘Can Sentencing Be Enhanced by the Use of Artificial Intelligence?’ They also pointed out that for multiple different considerations in sentencing, AI would calculate on a formula rather than human intuition. Source: Lawyers Weekly