A Supreme Court judge, Justice Hima Kohli, stated that AI cannot replace a trained judicial mind or the human element required of a lawyer in conducting a case. However, AI can be used in cases such as traffic violations, credit card recoveries, and cheque bounce matters, as they make up a significant portion of the workload of district courts and AI could help reduce the backlog and improve the speed of disposal.
Justice Kohli stated that AI is here to stay and can reduce the workload of the district judiciary, but there are also concerns about fairness, bias, and protection of civil liberties. She pointed out that AI involves processing large amounts of personal data, including sensitive information, and there is a risk of misuse or sharing without consent, which could have serious consequences for privacy and civil liberties. Thus, AI should be implemented with human oversight.