Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Technology: Breaking the law — FT.com

Machines beats the lawyers. FT.com looks at the scope for uberisation of the law:

"Over a decade ago, a group of US academics set up a contest: humans against the machine. Each side would attempt to predict the decisions of the US Supreme Court in the 2002 term. A group of experts used their knowledge of the law and of the justices’ behaviour to forecast the outcomes. The researchers fed data from 628 cases into their computer model. The results were startling. The experts’ correctly predicted 59.1 per cent of the court’s decisions, but the model got 75 per cent of them right."

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