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Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in Mansfield College, Oxford

On 6 November 2019 I spoke at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in Mansfield College, Oxford, at a Digital Rights Roundtable – Using AI to Improve Access to Justice; the panel consisted of Professor Jeremias Prassl, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Joanna Li, Head of Access to Justice Analytics, UK Ministry of Justice, and me. I pointed out that the dangers and weaknesses commonly identified in relation to the use of Artificial Intelligence in the justice system, including bias, discrimination, shallow argumentation and lack of transparency are already key weaknesses of human judges and legal professionals, and that we should be excited at the opportunities to diminish these weaknesses by an increasingly dynamic partnership between machines and humans.