2018 is said to be year of artificial intelligence (AI) for many industries. In China, AI is making a big impact in the legal industry where we are seeing some significant developments in the judicial system.

Our alert discusses the adoption of AI and technology in the Chinese judicial system and its implications.

What this means for parties litigating in China

We have summarized some of the key AI developments in Chinese courts in the table below.

Parties litigating in China will see substantial benefits. Among other things, the AI advancements will facilitate improved efficiencies across the court system and allow increased access to litigation services. Most importantly, the use of AI to provide guidance and predict potential outcomes will assist in managing litigation risks. Further, by using AI to assist judges in analyzing previous decisions and comparing evidence, parties can be assured of greater certainty and consistency in judicial decisions across Chinese courts.