England’s Legal System Takes a Cautious Step into the Future, Allowing Judges to Harness Artificial Intelligence for Rulings

LONDON (AP) — England’s legal system, steeped in centuries-old traditions of wigs and robes, has cautiously embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to aid in producing rulings. The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary recently granted judges the ability to use AI to draft opinions, with the caveat that it should not be employed for research or legal analyses due to its potential to generate fabricated, misleading, inaccurate, and biased information. Master of the Rolls Geoffrey Vos, the second-highest ranking judge in England and Wales, stated that judges can utilize AI responsibly, but must prioritize protecting confidence and take … Read more