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Not robocop, but robojudge? AI Judge learns to rule in human rights cases...

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An artificial intelligence system designed to predict the outcomes of cases at the European Court of Human Rights would side with the human judges 79 percent of the time.

Researchers at University College London and the University of Sheffield in the U.K., and the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S., described the system in a paper published Monday by the Peer Journal of Computer Science.

"We formulated a binary classification task where the input of our classifiers is the textual content extracted from a case and the target output is the actual judgment as to whether there has been a violation of an article of the convention of human rights," wrote the paper's authors, Nikolaos Aletras, Dimitrios Tsarapatsanis, Daniel Preoţiuc-Pietro and Vasileios Lampos.

I wonder if this means 21% of the time the human judges made some kind of error in their judgment. 

79% is pretty bad, though, probably covering the cases human judges consider easy.

I hope I never get judged by a robot... especially if it has access to my PandaWhale comments.

Why would your comments affect a robot's judgments of you? You're the loyal opposition. :)

Reddit comments see 79% as a starting point with room for improvement.

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