The increasing use of intelligent systems for decision-making by private and public institutions presents challenges for producing socially beneficial outcomes. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable world, we consider the opportunities for AI to meaningfully improve access to justice.
(i) provide incentives and venues for work centred on positive outcomes;
(ii) manage the unintended negative consequences these systems may produce; and
(iii) work towards a public policy consensus that maximises "good" social impacts, while minimising the likelihood of harm.
The discussion will also consider the human rights implications of the collection and processing of data in the field of law as well as the possible use of machine-learning and artificial intelligence to provide effective diagnostic and predictive tools that could be used by citizens in relation to the protection of their rights, both civil and criminal.
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