Artificial Intelligence and Arbitration: The Computer as an Arbitrator—Are We There Yet?

Can a computer, without human intervention, hear evidence and make an award? If it can be done, this technology might help alleviate the failure of many judicial systems to provide dispute resolution. The article reviews the current state of the technology, the law of arbitration and the marriage of the two, and concludes that if not now, it will be a reality in the very near future.