The Hon. James E. Baker Reacts to Artificial Intelligence Comments Raised in Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’ Year-End Report

The Hon. James E. Baker, Professor of Law and Director of the Syracuse Institute for Security Policy and Law, provided Politico with feedback to Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’ year-end report on the federal judiciary that highlighted the challenges judges are facing with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Baker, co-author of “An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Federal Judges” published by the Federal Judicial Center, noted that he expects the complexity of models to make controversies over AI evidence more vexing than debates over DNA evidence, which overcame initial skepticism to become a mainstay in American legal proceedings.

“The challenge with AI is every AI model is different,” he says, “What’s more, AI models are constantly learning and changing.”