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 John G. Roberts Jr., Supreme Court

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., right, recently said that the day of using artificial intelligence in courtrooms was already here, "and its putting a significant strain on how the judiciary goes about doing things."

Credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction.

From The New York Times
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