Navy looks to William & Mary for courtroom of future

A new law requires the military to make audio the official record and to make it more widely available to attorneys in a case once a trial is concluded, as well as to those taking part in deliberations, according to Capt. Matt Beran, director of technology, operations and plans for the Navy’s Office of Judge Advocate General.

The use of the artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way someone’s guilt or innocence is decided, along with their sentence. A court-martial can sometimes last weeks, and right now, the members of the panel charged with making a decision can only rely on their handwritten notes, their memory of what someone said and evidence submitted into the record.

Sources: Brock Vergakis, Virginia Miltary News (1604/2019), ‘Navy looks to William & Mary for courtroom of future’

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