On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India started using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology for live transcription of oral arguments, a first in its history. Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud said that this would be a “huge resource” for lawyers and law students. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal welcomed the move. This new system will be tested in the Constitution Bench matters first. The CJI also suggested that lawyers and law students might be able to access the transcripts during the day, with the errors being cleaned up by the evening. Justice Narasimha proposed that the same method of interruption be followed in physical hearings as well.
Today: December 9, 2023