* Case managements robots have been deployed to handle 15,000 legal cases in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China.
* The 3 feet tall robots with toaster-shaped head can check facts, review documents issue arrest warrants and offer advice on sentencing.
* Public opinion about the robots is mixed – some feel one error of judgement by the robot could be fatal. Others feel it would save time required to treat simple cases.
China has been using “legal robots” to help decide thousands of cases and issue arrest warrants. The 3 feet tall machines with toaster-shaped head are able to review case documents, check facts and offer advice on sentencing and on issuing arrest warrant.
According to the Telegraph UK, the case management robots are currently being piloted in the eastern province of Jiangsu and so far they have treated 15,000 legal cases – most of which are traffic related violations – since it was deployed last year September.
As interesting as the idea of legal robots is, the case management robots are already drawing mixed reactions from the Chinese public. According to China Plus, some people believe AI is not sufficiently advanced enough to avoid making mistakes. “One error of judgement could have serious consequences.”
On the flip-side, others feel that the case management robots can help improve efficiency by cutting down the time it takes to handle simple cases.
Moving around on wheels, the robots have helped to decide cases at seven city governments and over 30 sub-level authorities in Jiangsu.
[Featured photo: Credit: Jiangsu Province People’s Procuratorate via Telegraph UK]