Webinar explores algorithms in the courtroom

Dr Inbar Levy from the Melbourne Law School has presented the Parliamentary Library’s third webinar.

Conducted in association with Victorian Parliamentarians for STEM, the webinar explored the bright but modest potential of algorithms in the courtroom.

Dr Levy is a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Law School. She is an expert on procedural justice and empirical legal research, with a particular interest in behaviour and decision-making, institutional design, and the ethics of algorithmic machine learning.

Dr Levy completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford. She held a Visiting Research Fellow position at Columbia Law School, a Visiting Researcher position at Harvard Law School and, most recently, a Houser Global Fellowship at NYU School of Law.

The webinar investigated the potential of algorithms and machine learning to improve decision making in the courtroom. It considered the best roles for algorithms while maintaining the important elements of human judgement.

Dr Levy's powerpoint presentation relevant to the webinar is available to view here.

 

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