Chief Justice of India SA Bobde pointed out Saturday the possibility of developing artificial intelligence for the courts, while making it clear that it will never replace human discretion.
At an event in Bengaluru, Justice Bobde said, "We have the ability to develop artificial intelligence for the judicial system, just to ensure that the undue delay in the judiciary is prevented."
"I have to make it clear at the beginning because there are times when even judges have asked this. AI will not replace human judges or discretion," he added.
Justice Bobde shared further details of his vision and said: "It is only the repetitive, mathematical and mechanical parts of the judgments that can be taken out of the system for help. We are looking into the possibility of implementing it."
Justice Bobde stressed the need to develop an AI for the judiciary while outlining the number of pending cases in different courts.
"Some people have been in prison for 10-15 years and we have not been able to process their appeals. The courts take so long and ultimately the courts believe that the only thing is to release them on bail," he said.
Justice Bobde also advocated using all talents and skills to ensure justice in a timely manner.
"We need to use every talent and skill we have to ensure that the judiciary arrives in a timely manner. Delaying the judiciary cannot be a reason to take the law into your hands," he said.