A group of researchers at the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences (LSMC TI) are working on a research project "AI in Courts: Challenges and Opportunities” funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (LMT).

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies promise to increase efficiency and accuracy in judicial decision-making, few have holistitically questioned their impact on the judiciary and justice system. This project aims to identify and assess legal risks related to the application and applicability of AI tools in Lithuanian courts and their interaction with core judicial values, offering a normative framework for the future development of public law in Lithuania.

During the project, a comparative study will be carried out on countries' practice in using AI in court activities, with a focus on EU countries, the UK and the USA. A lot of attention will be paid to the relationship between AI use and core judicial values and fundamental rights, which the use of AI technologies can negatively affect. The project will offer a new normative framework for AI usage in courts, propose handy AI tools, and discuss how to address the risks of using these technologies in courts.

The project team: Project leader, chief researcher dr. Monika Žalnieriūtė, chief researcher dr. Agnė Limantė and junior researcher Sandra Amankavičiūtė.

Project Partners: Supreme Court of Lithuania (LT), Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (LT), University of Exeter (UK), University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Duration of the project: 2023-06-01–2025-05-31.

The budget of the project is around 150 000 euros.

The project is funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (LMT), Contract No. S-MIP-23-73.


Promoting the results of scientific research:

A. Limantė, M. Šukytė. Generative artificial intelligence already in the courts: first encounters and reactions (article written in lithuanian). 31 January 2024,