AI in Constitution bench
For the Design, Development, and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, and tools for transcribing arguments and Court proceedings at the Court, the Supreme Court of India solicited proposals from knowledgeable and reputable firms/organizations. Design, Development, and Implementation of AI Solutions, Tools for Transcribing Arguments and Court Proceedings at the Supreme Court is the title of the bid document. According to the statement, the AI tool for transcription of court sessions and arguments will initially be used for Constitution Bench cases before being expanded to all cases with time, subject to the approval and guidelines of the relevant Court. The AI-generated transcripts of oral arguments and court proceedings must be made available in file types that are simple to access on widely used computer operating systems, including desktops, laptops, electronic devices like mobile phones and tablets, etc., and that maintain the integrity and security required by industry standards.
The bid document further said that the transcription created had to be in a searchable format, such as PDF, HTML, Word etc. The transcription created by AI technologies needs to have a time stamp and be able to be integrated with court events captured on camera. The AI tool needs to contain all the most recent capabilities, especially bookmarking, labelling, and markers for ease of use. The AI tool must have the ability to create metadata and a method for sharing transcription, such as an application programming interface (API) or another cutting-edge mechanism in accordance with industry standards. Additionally, the AI tool must be able to summarise the transcription. The document described the bidding process and included the bid data sheet as well as assessment and qualification standards. The bidding forms were attached in Section IV of the paper, and the contract forms were specified in Section IX. The firm’s or organization’s expected task scope was detailed. It was stated that the Supreme Court of India plans to use artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning for transcribing arguments and court proceedings as well as to automate the Registry’s workflow to increase transparency, streamline processes, and speed up the completion of all ancillary tasks.