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A new software program can weigh up legal evidence and more questions of right and wrong to predict the outcome of trials

This article titled “Artificial intelligence ‘judge’ developed by UCL computer scientists” was written by Chris Johnston and agencies, for The Guardian on Sunday 23rd October 2016 23.01 UTC

Artificial intelligence software that can find patterns in highly complex decisions is being used to predict our taste in films, TV shows and music with ever-increasing accuracy. And now, after a breakthrough study by a group of British scientists, it could be used to predict the outcome of trials.

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