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Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

“Xiao Fake,” a legal-services robot shown here on demonstration in a Beijing law bookstore, can help users by doing such things as identifying laws and guidelines, and searching for historical case records. Photo: Caixin
“Xiao Fake,” a legal-services robot shown here on demonstration in a Beijing law bookstore, can help users by doing such things as identifying laws and guidelines, and searching for historical case records. Photo: Caixin

Faxin works for China’s Supreme People’s Court, sifting through reports and identifying laws and guidelines relevant to cases ranging from traffic incidents to bankruptcies.

But Faxin is no typical judicial assistant — it is an online artificial-intelligence (AI) platform designed by the Supreme People’s Court Press and Beijing-based big-data company Gridsum Technology.

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