Increasingly, algorithms are being used in legal processes from case analysis to sentencing recommendations and beyond. While these technologies offer the potential for efficiency and objectivity, concerns about transparency, bias, and the potential impact on due process are omnipresent. Striking a balance between leveraging the advantages of algorithmic tools and addressing ethical considerations is a critical task for legal systems worldwide. As the judiciary continues to navigate this complex problem, ongoing efforts are being made to refine algorithms, enhance accountability, and ensure that the application of technology aligns with principles of fairness and justice.
In this special in-person event, Schwartz Reisman Institute Research Lead Anna Su will host a conversation between Nathalie Smuha, a legal scholar and philosopher at the KU Leuven Faculty of Law and Criminology, and Abdi Aidid, assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law on the topic of algorithmic decision-making in the judiciary.