Why is #AI not being implemented in courts?

In court management circles, it is established that Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are crucial to the evolution of court services.  So why isn’t the #AIrevolution taking courts by storm?

A few of the dynamics at play:

  • a culture of “no” that resists change, an inertia towards anything tech
  • courts that don’t have control of their own case data, because of their agreements with private vendors
  • bad data practices, with filing and case tracking information that aren’t captured in clean, accurate, distinct ways
  • a PDF culture, that allows scanned PDF files to be submitted (rather than a filing system that captures standardized, tagged data) -and using OCR to make sense of the PDF contents, which is a huge resource-drain