In March 2019, we learned that Estonia was working on a "robot judge" . Concretely, this artificial intelligence would be able to judge disputes of less than 7000 euros. Enough to reduce the workload of justice and free up time for more important cases . Since then the projects related to legaltech are multiplying all over the world.
Thus, our colleagues from La Vie , have returned to the case of the Justice site .cool which allows litigants to resolve their small disputes for a flat rate of € 36, satisfied or reimbursed. A particularly judicious initiative in France where recourse to mediation for disputes under € 5,000 is compulsory.
A real saving of time and money
In Australia, the use of the application Amica by couples in the process of divorce is supported by the governdefinitely. Part of the idea is to use AI to help partners make parenting arrangements and divide their assets. On its site, the company specifies that the tool takes into account “legal principles and applies them to your situation.”
It integrates a mass of important data on former divorces and uses these information to make suggestions to users. For couples, this is quite interesting and allows them to avoid a legal process that can be expensive and slow.
Asked by The Conversation, a user points out that these devices remain neutral and do not judge the partners. However, he points out that they cannot completely replace humans.
The application has some significant limitations, however. She would notablynt struggling to manage complex divorces and especially cases of domestic violence where human intervention remains essential. Access to digital platforms is also a real problem for some people who do not have sufficient digital literacy and this puts them at a disadvantage compared to connected citizens.