Indian courts are tricky to navigate - after all it's all humans handling the endless sea of rules, procedures and formalities. Humans who can be intelligent and compassionate. Also, humans who can be slow, and prone to mistakes and biases. But what if there was artificial intelligence (AI) to help out?
In this episode, we find out: What can AI do for the Indian judiciary and what should it not? How easy would it be to have an AI-powered legal future? And what are some things we should be wary about?
Experts we spoke to for the episode:
Ameen Jauhar, a Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Center for Legal Policy.
Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Gautam Bhatia, a constitutional lawyer and a science fiction writer and editor.
People who helped make this episode:
Imagined Tomorrow is created and hosted by Shreya Dasgupta.
Theme music, sound design and editing by Abhijit Shylanath.
Draft edits by Abhishek Madan.
Shivalika and Abhijit voiced the characters in the fictional phone call.
Parvathy Nair helped with the fiction piece and the research.
Nihira Ram helped with the production.
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Transcript and references (coming soon)
The names, characters, and incidents portrayed in the fictional story of S2E6 of Imagined Tomorrow are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.