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How to Improve Technical Expertise for Judges In AI-Related Litigation

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Judges are tackling emerging AI issues and creating case law that will impact the future course of technological innovation.  Lawyers, as well as judges and their staff, use machine learning to improve case law searches for relevant legal authority to cite in briefs and decisions. Document production and technology-assisted reviews use AI to search for relevant documents to produce and to mine those documents for the information most important to a party's claims. Some scholars and practitioners are already using AI to predict the outcome of cases based on algorithms based on tens of thousands of prior cases.

It is vital to improve judges' ability to understand the technical issues in AI-related litigation. There are several things court systems and professional organizations should do to enhance the technical capabilities of judges.

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