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Jul 17, 2022

Chinese courts allow AI to overrule judges and draft new laws

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Judges must now consult the AI on every case by law, Beijing’s Supreme Court said in an update on the system published this week, and if they go against its recommendation they must submit a written explanation for why.

The AI has also been connected to police databases and China’s Orwellian social credit system, handing it the power to punish people — for example by automatically putting a thief’s property up for sale online.

Beijing has hailed the new technology for making ‘a significant contribution to the judicial advancement of human civilisation’ — while critics say it risks creating a world in which man is ruled by machine.

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