#18 Humane Conversation – Automating Fairness? Artificial Intelligence in the Chinese Court with Rachel E. Stern and Ljubiša Metikoš

Join us on Monday, the 17th of April, from 16:00 to 17:30 where professor Dr Rachel E. Stern will talk about the Chinese legal system and its increasingly widespread adoption of AI in its judiciary. Chinese courts have come to lead the world in their efforts to deploy automated pattern analysis to monitor judges, standardize decision-making, and observe trends in society. Prof. dr. Stern examines these developments and asks how these developments impact judicial power. Although technology is certainly being used to strengthen social control and boost the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party, examining recent developments in the Chinese courts complicates common portrayals of China as a rising exemplar of digital authoritarianism. Here you can find a link to the article which will be discussed during the talk.

Rachel E. Stern is a Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Berkeley and currently holds the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies. Her research looks at law in Mainland China and Hong Kong, especially the relationship between legal institution building, political space, and professionalization.

This talk will be moderated by Ljubiša Metikoš, our RPA’s PhD candidate in Digital Justice. A notable mention is that this Humane Conversation will not be recorded.