Chief Justice of India Praises AI’s Impact on Legal Research

Chief Justice of India highlights AI's transformative potential in reshaping legal research and court proceedings.

  • Chief Justice of India highlights AI’s transformative potential in reshaping legal research and court proceedings.
  • Emphasises importance of ethical considerations and transparency in AI integration.
  • CJI commends initiatives like the e-Courts project and live transcription services for enhancing accessibility to justice.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud lauded the revolutionary impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the legal sphere, particularly in legal research and court proceedings. Speaking at the Indo-Singapore Judicial Conference, Chandrachud stressed the significance of technology in reshaping the judiciary while underlining the need for ethical considerations in AI integration.

Praising initiatives like the e-Courts project and live transcription services, Chandrachud highlighted their role in modernising the Indian judiciary and improving access to justice for citizens. He also commended Singapore for its advancements in technology and innovation, including the adoption of online dispute resolution platforms and electronic filing systems.

While acknowledging AI’s potential to expedite and streamline justice delivery, Chandrachud cautioned against overlooking ethical, legal, and practical considerations associated with its integration into court proceedings. He stressed the importance of transparency, accountability, and fairness in AI utilisation, particularly in addressing potential errors and biases inherent in AI systems.

The conference, aimed at exploring the intersection of technology and the legal system, highlighted the transformative role of AI in the judiciary. Chandrachud’s remarks underscored the need for a nuanced examination of AI’s opportunities and challenges, emphasizing the importance of global collaboration and cooperation in harnessing the full potential of technology within legal institutions.