Articles by: Dr Jaspal Kaur Sadhu Singh

AI and Predictive Justice in our Courts: Paying heed to exigencies of the responsibilities and the risks

AI and Predictive Justice in our Courts: Paying heed to exigencies of the responsibilities and the risks

Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Talking to Strangers, wrote of the difficulty faced by a judge whether to allow bail to an accused. Gladwell, in essence, highlights that being human, there is a propensity for judges to make a wrong judgment of the accused’s character when faced with strangers in a courtroom. Gladwell then references an AI that was designed[Read More…]

February 5, 2020 World
Is there a place for ethics in Smart Cities?

Is there a place for ethics in Smart Cities?

It is difficult to win a debate on ethics when you are pitted against a crowd of tech-acolytes. I was taking the position that a more vital consideration in developing cities are ethical ones rather than the smartness of the technology utilised in the infrastructure and running of facilities or services in cities. The organisers of the Maxis Innovation Dialogue[Read More…]

November 7, 2019 World
Correcting a colonial injustice: The return of the Chagos Islands to its natives

Correcting a colonial injustice: The return of the Chagos Islands to its natives

  The correction of this injustice has been achieved through a long drawn fight, somewhat of a David and Goliath contest. The outcome, culminating in a spectacular opinion and vote, has a number of consequences that can impact a rules-based international order, a commitment promoted by the UN Charter which specifically seeks to ‘establish conditions under which justice and respect[Read More…]

June 24, 2019 World