Forward to the Symposium, The Death of Eyewitness Testimony and the Rise of Machine

9 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2022

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Jane Campbell Moriarty

Duquesne University - School of Law

Erin McCluan

Duquesne University School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2022

Abstract

Artificial intelligence, machine evidence, and complex technical evidence are replacing human-skill-based evidence in the court­ room. This may be an improvement on mistaken eyewitness identification and unreliable forensic science evidence, which are both causes of wrongful convictions. Thus, the move toward more machine-based evidence, such as DNA, biometric identification, cell service location information, neuroimaging, and other specialties may provide better evidence. But with such evidence comes different problems, including concerns about proper cross-examination and confrontation, reliability, inscrutability, human bias, constitutional concerns, and both philosophic and ethical questions.

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, machine based evidence, technology

Suggested Citation

Moriarty, Jane C. and McCluan, Erin, Forward to the Symposium, The Death of Eyewitness Testimony and the Rise of Machine (July 1, 2022). 60 Duq. L. Rev. 201 (2022), Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4208150

Jane C. Moriarty (Contact Author)

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Erin McCluan

Duquesne University School of Law ( email )

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