India’s Attorney General, R Venkataramani, has strongly advocated for the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the legal system. He said that AI should not be seen as a threat but rather as a complementary form of human intelligence. He further emphasized the need for the legal fraternity to enthusiastically adopt these advanced technologies while addressing any misunderstandings.
Venkataramani stressed the importance of expanding hybrid hearings beyond the Supreme Court and High Courts. He urged the government to invest in innovation to promote their widespread use. He believes that embracing hybrid hearings can lead to greater social harmony and comfort throughout the country.
Venkataramani welcomed the entry of foreign law firms into India, viewing it as an opportunity for mutual growth and exchange of expertise. He sees the competition between Indian and foreign law firms as a friendly “little battle” that will eventually result in equal terms on both sides.
Addressing the issue of gender equality in various sectors including the legal profession, Venkataramani called for a holistic transformation. He emphasized that achieving equality of participation requires changes in education, employment opportunities, political processes and global initiatives. He also suggested that such progress could eventually render discussions on women’s reservations unnecessary in the future.
Venkataramani’s advocacy for AI integration and his vision for a more inclusive legal sector mark important steps towards a technologically advanced and equitable legal system in India.