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Artificial intelligence in the Malaysian legal system: issues, challenges and way forward

Daud, Mahyuddin (2022) Artificial intelligence in the Malaysian legal system: issues, challenges and way forward. INSAF : The Journal of the Malaysian Bar, 39 (1). pp. 1-24. E-ISSN 2821-3483

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The coming of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has outraged those who have not braced themselves for it. The legal fraternity is one of the industries affected, stunned by the imminent digital technologies that learn on their own such as artificial intelligence (AI). Unlike any other previous technology, AI can make judgments freely and unexpectedly, causing concern on accountability for the harm inflicted by AI decision-making. The first part of this paper defines AI‘s functions and opportunities presented. Given the promising features of AI, the Malaysian judiciary has explored the used of AI in sentencing, as explained in the second part. Despite such opportunities, notable issues and challenges concerning negligence, vicarious liability, and crime arising from the use of AI technology cannot be overlooked. The paper concludes that the role of mankind is highly central in the use of AI despite the promising, yet risky potentials it could uncover.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: artificial intelligence, legal system, Malaysia, sentencing
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Dr. Mahyuddin Daud
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2022 17:38
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 17:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101763

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