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Position Statement on Impacts of Using AI in Divorce Matters & Compliance Surveillance

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Submitted by Kshitij Naik, Research Intern on two key developments, i.e, the Use of AI by a Tech Translator to ease matters related to divorce & the banning of usage of AI-led fraud detection system by the public authorities in the Netherlands due to algorithmic bias as declared by a Dutch Court.

  • Jessica Der Matossian, a University of Western Sydney Business/Law graduate recently worked on a Family Court Artificial Intelligence project as a part of the corporate services team, the system used a database of 1600 consent orders [the official document describing a divorce settlement] to make recommendations about the best and fairest way to share property after a divorce. While the pendency of Legal Cases is a major cause of concern at courts around the world, We strongly believe that AI-powered technology could help solve this problem by reducing the number of cases that have to be put up before a judge, AI-powered technology by substantially reducing the time taken to solve legal disputes and the high legal costs incurred by the parties could make Law much more approachable to the common people, and such AI-powered solutions are much more accurate than humans.

  • While AI-Powered technology could do wonders in Law administration and Law enforcement, we believe that we need to set a limit on such technology as recently the District Court of Hague ruled that a Machine-learning tool that was used by the Dutch Authorities dubbed System Risk Indication (SyRI), violated Human Rights of the people that it was being used to spy on by invading their privacy.

  • We believe that while AI-Powered technology could do wonders in Law enforcement and Legal Administration we need to decide as to how far is too far for such Technology Solutions and need to set rules and limitations before we develop them any further.

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