Fundación Universidad de San Andrés | Argentina

Assessing the Potential Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Latin American Judiciary

Increase awareness and improve decision-making of judicial actors and policy makers considering the use of artificial intelligence 

AWARD YEAR
2020
FUNDING AREA
Democratic Governance
PROJECT LOCATION
Mexico | Colombia | Argentina | Chile | Uruguay
AMOUNT AWARDED
$98,000
PROJECT DURATION
12 months
Fundación Universidad de San Andrés

The University’s Center for Studies in Technology and Society (CETyS) will study and engage with the judiciary systems in five Latin American countries to assess the potential for responsible adoption of artificial intelligence (AI). With direction from CETyS, each country team will pursue a common research agenda and stakeholder engagement plan focused on 1) identifying current use of AI and related technologies, 2) assessing its potential application in the judiciary to address key needs and challenges, and 3) surfacing critical issues in the design and implementation related to fairness, accountability, and judicial independence. The project will result in a decision framework that supports judicial actors to assess their readiness, needs, and challenges concerning the adoption of AI-based technologies. The researchers will also work to identify trends and potential challenges at the regional level.