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Week 4 introduction

Introduction video of week 4.
Hello everybody and welcome to the final week, Week 4. And congratulations to making it this far. This week we will be discussing A.I. and the judiciary, and A.I. and the practice of law. So AI in the Judiciary will focus on predictive systems, and they’ll be one lecture on that topic. And the idea that predictive information, forecasting information being derived from an individual based on personal information or public information. And using that Information and making predictions about us, through machine learning,prediction analysis and statistics.
In this Information being used in a number of settings to predict whether one is pregnant, the likelihood of a divorce, success at work, success in relationships, predicting medical conditions, predicting whether you are likely to commit a crime in the future. And this idea that the predictor, and the predictee, the interest between those parties, may not be aligned, or they may be aligned. For example, doctor-patient The doctor using that information will help the patient in his or her health in diagnosing the patient. But then this idea that those interest may not be aligned. For example, if a judge is using predictive information to sentence you. So then we’ll move into the topic of A.I.
and judicial ethics, and I revisit my two favorite quotes, “Technology is neither good nor bad. Nor is it neutral.” And the idea that “Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done.” And I’m talking about the competency requirement for judges’ competency with technology tools with A.I.. If judges are going to use technology in the courtroom, and if they will allow A.I. and those technologies to be used in their courtroom, for example, through the parties the lawyers. And then I’ll talk about my thoughts on the courts of tomorrow. Given the why use of technology in the criminal justice system and the courts. And recognizing now that there are multiple stakeholders involved in the process.
For example, We have judges, lawyers, prosecutors. Now we have machine learning scientist, computer scientist. Now we are tapping into psychology, and I mentioned the idea of one author, proposing this idea of hacking the mind. And we talked about in the last week that this hacking of the mind is leading us to change our behavior. in certain ways, nudging us in certain directions. In those behaviors are not only to nudges in a direction to say, for example, purchase something that we might enjoy, but Influencing how we vote. So, these nudges are have greater impact. So, I propose this polycentric view.
Since we have these multiple stakeholders and multiple different areas, How do we leverage those different actors for the courtroom of tomorrow? Then we will focus on the lawyers and their legal profession. Now talk about legal design and emerging technology, and this idea of redesigning, lawyering for this technology age, for the information age, for the age of technology. In discussed this idea of design thinking in the law to bring back the focus to the user, the focus on humans. Then I’ll talk again about lawyer ethics and lawyer competency, again referring to the American Bar Association model rules. And then I’ll wrap up the week with a discussion on the lawyer of tomorrow.
In this idea that a more integral framework could be a positive step in the direction, given that we have these multiple stakeholders involved, in the judicial process, in the legal system. And the idea that we should take observations and learn from numerous academic fields. And attempting to synthesize that into a more coherent system for analyzing legal issues of tomorrow. That is to have a broader appreciation of the whole. I don’t propose this will fix all of our problems, I don’t propose that this is the answer, but I’d like for you to think about objectively, but not neutrally, weather this will help the situation with this lightning speed emergence of artificial intelligence and technology.
Again with we wrap up this course, I’d like to thank you. It’s been an honor to facilitate this course, and I hope you’ve learned. Good luck on the final exam. Don’t be afraid. It’s there to assure me that you’ve done the readings and listen to the lectures. Again if you have any questions whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email. And I hope we can keep in touch in the future. Thanks again everybody. And take care.

Congratulations to making the course this far. In this week, we’ll be discussing A.I. and the judiciary, and the practice of law. We hope that you will learn a lot from these topics.

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