Based on historical data from the European Court of Human Rights, a new AI program developed by researchers from University College London, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Pennsylvania is able to predict the outcome of human rights trials with 79 percent accuracy.
Though one of the reasons that people might gravitate towards AI programs is their lack of judgment, that doesn't prevent AI from understanding how judgments happen. The machine learning in the researchers' system is based entirely on over 600 case files from the European Court of Human Rights, without any other input. Using that information, it was able to predict the outcomes of upcoming trials with startling accuracy.
The bot's analysis has shown that text language, topics, and circumstances are the leading patterns in determining a decision.