Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: The Tools of the Modern Era for Speedy Justice

  • Safal Tom and Jefin Shaji
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  • Safal Tom

    Advocate at Bar Council of Kerala, India.

  • Jefin Shaji

    Student at Cochin University of Science and Technology, India.

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Technology has become a part of human life. It has helped us to connect, improve our living conditions provide access to better services and has enhanced the fulfilment of every aspect of our day to day activities. But the question arises as to how much technology has influenced our legal system. ”Justice delayed is justice denied”: The Indian Legal system still suffers from backlogs in litigation and final decision making in cases, creating difficulty for aggrieved parties to acquire justice in time. Cases as long as 30 years are still pending in the courts. The low judge population ratio is often considered as a significant reason for this backlog but beyond that, lack of proper use of technology is also a major reason. Implementing technology in law aims to prevent the unending delay in granting justice in time. Digitization of services has become prominent in all sectors as part of E-governance as the Govt. has recognised the importance of paperless services, but modern technological innovations such as Artificial intelligence and blockchain is still considered through a sceptical view by many. The application of AI and blockchain has increased gradually throughout these years but is limited by the level of innovation in the area. The use of AI could simplify and improve the performance of several sectors while blockchain can be used to securely store data, as data is considered as the “new currency” thus making it valuable and requiring protection. Several studies have been made by the Government regarding the use of these modern technologies and have further recognised the use of AI and blockchain technology for future development under the E-Governance Mission. This paper aims to understand the extent of digitization of our Legal system, the scope and benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the Legal system and how it contributes to speedy justice.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 216 - 224


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