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When AI Writes the Court Ruling

A software program helps Argentine prosecutors clear six months’ worth of cases in six weeks
Raffa

Ignacio Raffa’s app, Prometea, can judge you in 10 seconds. “Hello,” he says into his phone. “Hello, Ignacio, what do you want to do?” the app replies.

“Create a ruling.”

“What’s the case file number?”

“1-5-0-9-9.”

Seconds later, the artificial intelligence software has generated a draft ruling on a public housing case, one that carries the letterhead of the Buenos Aires district attorney’s office and all the proper fonts and jargon, with no

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