Apr 2021

Launch of Strategy Paper – ‘Responsible AI for the Indian Justice System’

Thursday, 15 Apr 2021, 6:30 pm-Thursday, 15 Apr 2021, 8:00 pm

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy cordially invites you for the launch of its Strategy Paper, ‘Responsible AI for the Indian Justice System’, by the Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble (Mr.) Justice S. A. Bobde, followed by a discussion, on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 PM.

About the Report 

Increasingly, the development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) has become a major talking point among policymakers, researchers, and technocrats across the globe. Following this trend, the Indian judiciary has been deliberating the integration of more sophisticated and intelligent technologies within the justice system, as part of its ongoing digitisation efforts.

In light of these efforts, our jointly authored strategy paper hopes to be the conversation starter to Indian justice system’s adoption of AI. The paper gives a primer on ongoing and potential use cases of AI, conducts a global survey of its usage and identifies the foreseeable short-term and long-term challenges. Finally, it proposes a roadmap to integrate AI and a charter that can provide an ethical framework for its use.

On Thursday, the launch of the paper will be followed by a discussion by experts to explore how AI can assimilate in and transform the Indian justice system. The conversations in the session will draw from the ideas discussed in the paper and help develop frameworks which can enable their implementation.

The report has been authored by Ameen Jauhar, Vaidehi Misra and Dr. Arghya Sengupta from Vidhi, Dr. Partha P. Chakrabarti and Dr. Saptarishi Ghosh from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), and Dr. Kripabandhu Ghosh from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Kolkata).


Hon’ble Justice S. A. Bobde, Chief Justice of India

Hon’ble Justice L. N. Rao, Judge of the Supreme Court of India

Hon’ble Justice (Retd.) B. N. Srikrishna, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India

Prof. Partha P. Chakrabarti, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Jointly with Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Christoph Winter, Assistant Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Visiting Scholar in Psychology at Harvard University and Director, Legal Priorities Project.