• Name: Projeto Sócrates (in Brazil)
  • Area of Application: Judicial System
  • What kind of AI according to the project's official information: Semantic Analysis

  • Goals: With deployment initiated in May, 2019, the project seeks to allow the revision of Appeals (Recursos) and Court of Appeals Decisions (Acórdãos Recorridos). This analysis will provide the STJ Reporting Justice with relevant information, such as, for example: whether the case may be ruled under the system of special appeals dealing with the same matter of law (recursos repetitivos), the legislation applied in the decisions and even similar lawsuits with suggestions for judgment.

  • How does it work according to the project's official information: Sócrates screens and classify the lawsuits and appeals filed with the Superior Court of Justice. It performs semantic analysis of the procedural documents in order to facilitate the screening of cases, identifying cases with similar matters and researching court judgments that can serve as a precedent for the process under examination.

    In the near future it will be possible to produce automated decision drafts and propose them to the Justice based on what has already been decided on the matter.”, says Justice Ministro Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva.

  • Possible bias: Risk of automating systematic injustices historically reproduced by the judicial system.

  • Public Institutions Involved: Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ)

  • Other interesting facts: Project Sócrates 2.0 is already being prototype